It rained all day on Saturday so needless to say the plot is not only looking rather bleak but extremely soggy as well. I guess that for the next few weeks I’ll be doing little more than refilling the bird feeders
and checking the pond
That’s a Starling on the nut feeder, and in the second photo you can just about see the pond to the middle right. I presume the the flattened grass to the middle left was made by a fox curled up and resting.
The horticultural society held it’s Christmas party in the hut on Sunday morning. There were around 40 people there chatting, eating and drinking for a couple of hours. Towards the end a raffle took place with Santa handing out the prizes. I actually won one of them much to my surprise. It’s a cast resin(?) decorative which can be hung on the wall with hooks for keys or whatever. It’s on a sheet of A4 paper to give some idea of size
The frogs aren’t part of it but were inside Christmas crackers that I, and someone else, had!
I also got given a large paper bag full of various bulbs, mostly daffodils and some hyacinths.
Yesterday morning I was back there to help with stock taking which didn’t take more than a couple of hours. I came home with a very generous doggy bag which included a big slice of very tasty Christmas cake.
The hut will be closed for the next two Sundays so I had to buy lots of bird food to hopefully last until it re-opens.
Next year I’m on the rota of hut helpers which means being there one Sunday morning a month for the couple of hours that it’s open.