|We love this pretty pink shrub that flowers all winter in|
the garden, though sadly we haven't a clue what it's called.
|Loch Leven (seen in the background of the photo above|
is just over a mile and a half from our house). Stunning....
|This strawberry was growing in the polytunnel in the|
third week of November - not a bad effort :-)
|Same goes for this tomato - we harvested the last of them|
in the third week of November, too. The chutney is busy
"ripening" in the jars as I type!
|Yikes! After yielding asparagus, carrots, parsnips, potatoes|
grapes, herbs, strawberries, tomatoes, courgettes, spinach
and runner beans, the polytunnel looks exhausted!
HunterGatherer has some digging to do, methinks...
|Mid-November was "tupping time" - Mungo the Magnificent|
Shetland ram was looking his best for the occasion.
|Initially most of the girls seemed quite interested...|
|But not everyone was that keen! HunterGatherer's rugby |
skills proved advantageous!
|Meanwhile, the postie arrived to find the track blocked|
by our rudimentary sheep gates...
|Eventually everyone was where they should be, and|
Mungo wasted no time in snatching a quick kiss!
|Couldn't resist photographing this year's wool - the|
colours never cease to amaze me. So varied :-)
|Someone was NOT amused at all the attention being|
paid to the sheep.
|There's always something needing done outside on the |
Sparrowholding. Our wood-burning stove is a hungry
beastie, so HG has been wielding his axe.
|And the result of his hard labour means that we'll stay warm, |
come sleet, frost or snow.
|Heavy rain, followed by frost, left a huge skating rink in the |
|The colder weather means that mice gravitate towards the house, |
so FatCat is kept busy. Only I can't bear to let him kill the poor
wee souls, so I set them free whenever I can! (Supergran tells
me that this slightly defeats the purpose...)
|The Sparrowholding by night during the festive period. The sheep are|
slightly bemused. But then that doesn't take much ;-)