Just back from the Anniversary Gala dinner and awards celebrating 50 years of The Forest of Bowland AONB.
Held at The Out Barn, Clough Bottom which is an outstanding venue.
I won't bore you all with the pics but can't resist showing my Hen Harrier pumpkin.
PS. My pumpkin wasn't a winner!
Little acer, losing its leaves .
Autumn Glory, only five minutes from Height Top.
Taken yesterday morning.
Ken finally got what he wanted and mowed for hay Monday 21st. July. Not sure if the hay from the wild flower meadow is up to his "very high" standards. The second meadow which is technically organic is a good crop, this was eaten for a bit longer, otherwise treated exactly the same as the wild flower meadow. So both down and worked in glorious sunshine till Barry came with his fantastic "rig" and baled into traditional bales on Thursday 24th. July.
What a relief! Sarah, The Hay Time Project Officer paid us a visit this week and contrary to my beliefs we have flowers in our hay meadow. The grass is very high and both hiding and protecting the wild flowers. We have had the usual buttercups, daisy, cuckoo flowers etc..We also have the most important Yellow Rattle, Eyebright, Red and White clover and Great Burnet. We have had hares and curlews and we've had swifts in the tower. Thank you Sarah and the children from Higham School for spreading the seed.
Meeting today at Dunsop Bridge about the Bowland Haytime Project. Met our "Seed donors". Looking forward to seeing both our s and Higham School Children's effort come to fruition.
A glorious morning here at "Height top". First sprinkling of snow.
After having no BT landline or internet connection for two whole weeks, we are finally able to blog our latest news.
It's been quite a day here at Height Top, first Sir Bradley Wiggins and now The RED ARROWS have just flown over!