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3 baby swallows

These 3 chicks were minding their own business in one of our outbuildings till I came along and disturbed them. This is just one of several nesting places we have for the swallows.If anybody can give me some assistance in siting bird boxes I wouuld ver…

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Pheasants in abundance

Is it me or are there more pheasants around than usual this year? Not a day goes by without seeing at least one of them trying to run off without being spotted. And if you can’t see them you can certainly hear them!Foxhill Barn Bed & Breakfast

Company for the swallows

Wagtails and yellow finches are now flying about, dipping and weaving everywhere. Wild poppies with their glorious red are appearing and also their counterpart the icelandic poppy. The mayflower is now more abundant and cow parsley is starting to appea…

More swallows – will they make a summer?

More swallows have now arrived and it’s wonderful to hear their chatter as they prepare their nests. In the evenings you can watch them swoop over the fields as they catch the midges in the cool of the evening.The blackthorn is now in flower and it’s …

Dry weather at last

What a glorious week we’ve just had ! We spent as much of the week as possible in our allotment, preparing outside beds for planting and marvelling at how much drier the ground is. This week may be a different story apparently. Really looking forward t…

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Signs of Spring at Foxhill

Below are just a few of the things that are happening around Foxhill Barn to suggest that Spring is on its way: -Snowdrops, primroses and crocuses are all showing in the garden, and our daffodills have begun to push through. In the hedgerows the trees …