Goldfinches are gorgeous! This clip is of one feeding on the lemon balm seeds outside the kitchen window. Amazingly, we filmed it through the glass. That new camera looks like it has some potential!
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Do Daffodils count as wildlife? This one does, as we note when it flowers each winter. On 22nd Dec 2015 these daffodils were all out and flowering. This winter it’s into the new year at least – a bit more normal.
This is Winkleigh cycle path, running from the sports centre back to the village and much used by dog walkers, kids going to the play park, and of course Maggie and Euan cycling from Wheatland Farm to school and back. It was relatively new when we first moved to Winkleigh, about 10 years ago, but the
Ooh look at these lovely pics. Some winter mornings are just fabulous. Not all, maybe, but some. Today it’s frosty bright and sunny so it’s one to make the most of. Our Devon eco lodges are open all year so come and join us!
It’s winter and the days are short, but this Fox is up and about despite the frost. Here’s just a few seconds of view on the wildlife camera as the fox crossed our nature reserve Popehouse Moor SSSI. One of our New Year’s resolutions is to be out in the empty hours more. Dusk, dawn,
The new pond at our Devon eco lodges is filling up… Well, not that new. It’s part of what was the slurry pit system when Wheatland Farm was a working dairy farm. It was filled with junk when we first arrived, and after clearing it we let it get overgrown because we didn’t have time
What do you do at your eco lodge on a wet day in Devon? Try to set fire to the pond of course. Well, OK, not the pond but the gas bubbling up from the ‘Magic pond’ on Popehouse Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest (the best bit of our nature reserve farm). Here, the
We’re all ready for Halloween! This year we’ve made our very own carved Trumpkins. This one even has demonic eyes. Another is two-faced and shows the morning after the election (not a pretty sight, and the kitchen is missing a carving knife). The guests in Balebarn Eco Lodge also made some great pumpkins earlier in
Here’s a lovely and moderately strenuous ride that takes you to one of the best chocolate brownie cafes in Devon, and gives you the chance to work it off again afterwards. This ride is 26km, according to George’s bike computer (16 miles). There’s only about 200m on a main road and the rest is back
The dragonflies are still on the wing. Cooler mornings can be a goood time to creep up on them and get close. Ian took this snap on his phone.