Posts Tagged ‘Hedgerow’


Botany Is Beyond Me

I know rather more botanists than is normal. They have remarkable brains. Every single one of them can take one look at a plant – a grass, a lichen, an inconsequential ground hugging green thing, a nodding flower – and not only name it in English but in Latin too. In fact they say the […]

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Pig Wreckage

I am extremely angry with Hilary and Smiler. We’ve been more than generous to them and they have the run of the orchard since we understood that Kune Kune’s were grazers not rooters. I am afraid to say that I think they might be mixed race since they’ve started to destroy the orchard by grubbing […]

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The Fall-Over Twins

I continue to be frustrated at the lack of a nick-name since everyone else round here has one. They are largely invented by the Paine Twins. I have asked them several times if I could have one but so far they’ve been unable to come up with anything other than ‘Sir Christopher’ which is merely […]

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By Christopher
March 24th, 2010
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Technology Breakdown

I know. Where have I been for the last ten days?  As you know, me and technology don’t mix. We have a weird piece of kit on our computer system called a NAS drive (I think that’s what it’s called). I was instructed a long time ago by Sarah never to store anything on my […]

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By Christopher
March 12th, 2010
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Sarah Talks To The Tortoise

A worrying development, this. As you know we have reversed roles. I want the tortoise to go to a good tortoise home. Sarah wants him to stay. And to prove how much she loves him she’s started talking to him. ‘Hey Tonky Tonks’ (yes really) I found her murmuring. ‘Hello mate.’ Hello mate? The tortoise […]

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By Christopher
February 21st, 2010
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