Spring is in sight

Midwinter has been and gone, but the festivities continue! The damp weather seems to be settled in and there has been very little frost, never mind snow in Brambly Hedge, so the ice ball is yet to happen.  When the snow does come, there will be no excuses needed to...
Jam jars at the ready!

Jam jars at the ready!

Summer really is over now but there is much to celebrate and enjoy!  With autumn comes crisp, frosty mornings, vivid shades of red and yellow on the trees, and comforting bowls of food by a roaring fire.  The bounty of fruit and nuts in the hedgerows is beginning to...
Autumn is here but the sun is still shining!

Autumn is here but the sun is still shining!

We’ve had some very autumnal days in the past couple of weeks, but the very soggy ones have been counteracted by the glorious sunshine.  The combination of chilly nights, and even the first frost, have meant that the sunny mornings have been truly magical, and the...
The harvest season is upon us!

The harvest season is upon us!

The long, hot summer is still hanging in there but only by a thread!  The daytime temperatures are not quite so high now, and the early mornings are cooler, with a heavier dew.  It appears that the harvest this year is gong to be a bountiful one, and the mice are...
The dry weather continues…..

The dry weather continues…..

The dry weather continues, and the mice of Brambly Hedge have been spending their days down by the stream in an effort to keep cool.  The fair weather has meant frequent trips to visit the mice by the sea, as the sail downstream has been an easy one.  The lack of a...
Summer has arrived!

Summer has arrived!

The sun has brought us some long awaited warmth, and the hedgerows are looking much better for it!  If anything, a drop of rain wouldn’t go amiss but we won’t complain! The wild garlic has subsided now, and the foraging mantle has been taken on by the Elderflowers. ...