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Rob R



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 14 9:49 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Yes, I admit it is hard to tell the difference between the two at that distance It's only half a mile off the beaten track in either direction but feels like the middle of nowhere.

Calli



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 14 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Newly returned to this forum and I so want to be able to "like" or at least leave some impression of appreciation to the photos - Lovely Rob!

Rob R



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 14 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thank you - they're all available on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/rosewoodfarms please do share them

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 14 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Rob, that is a lovely picture. The scabious at the front really gives a bit of colour too. Am not too familiar with alder carr as we live and work mainly on the downs, so no water for the alder. In fact I am most familiar with it as a tree of streets and car parks.

That is some meadow. The cattle look happy there. Hope they grow well on it.

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 14 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What they all said about lovely views Rob.
A.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 14 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
That is some meadow. The cattle look happy there. Hope they grow well on it.


They don't really, that's why we have it as it's marginal land, but they are better suited to it than some larger breeds so we fulfil our niche. The only problem is that the grazing niche is currently bigger than than the grazed meat niche, so we need to work at redressing the balance if we are to manage it better.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 14 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
Very pretty which ever.


The Natural England crew have just added some more pictures to their facebook page, which you may find interesting.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 14 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nice snaps from the ld and skipwith

Rob R



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 14 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



Just a snapshot but it was gone seconds later...


Rob R



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 14 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mowing red clover - how many different species can you see in this picture?




Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 14 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That clover is almost an ecosystem in its own right. The picture of the calf is lovely.

On the subject of buggies and beasties, we have seen a lot of hornets recently. We know we have 2, possibly 3 nests in the woods, and almost certainly more. We are waiting for one of them to die out over winter so that we can finish cutting up a fallen tree.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 14 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The wasps have started here too, and we've already seen our quota of hornets for the year so I think it must be a good year for them, too.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 14 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Here's the sunset from when I went to check the cows last night;





Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 14 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Rob R



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