Today (Friday) the weather is cold and the snow is falling; the light wind bringing the low temperatures is coming, according to Tomasz Schafernaker, somewhere far to the East. Growlery weather, if you familiar with Bleak House.

I have just been to the Shop, as I said it’s Friday, which means a delivery of their scrummy sausage rolls which I enjoy with my morning coffee. My path took me down Church Walk and I stopped to look on one side, at the sad looking ponies with the snow melting fast on their shaggy coats; and the Church Paddock on the other side, with a few daffodil shoots eagerly pushing through. I always stand and admire the hard work of the team involved in keeping the paddock’s managed appearance. When I got home I grabbed my camera and went back to photograph the snow on the Church Paddock. Regular bloggers will have read last year’s post on the Church Paddock, and for those of you who haven’t read how it all came about, please click here.

Over the last year I have taken a few photos of the paddock, and as I’ve had my coffee, and my sausage roll, I thought I might as well take the opportunity to post them on the blog. The photos show how much hard work has been done by the small team of villagers, and what their dedication has accomplished. The photos clearly show the separation of the tamed garden from the wild, and how easy it would be for the weeds, and the thistles, to encroach onto the planted area’s and reclaim the pathways. Nature wants it back!

I hope you enjoy the photos; at least you can see some of last year’s warmer moments and how the paddock reflects the seasons. Well done to the small band of volunteers who keep the paddock looking so cared for. It’s much appreciated.

Click on the photos and move through the gallery using the arrows.

Posted on: 11, February, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General
One Response to The Church Paddock
  1. 2017 Help Needed

    A project was started in 2005 to extend the idea of a haven for wild life by developing the paddock on Church Walk. The planting is now well established but further help would be welcome.

    In 2016 it was decided to open the paddock to the public. A seat has been funded by the Sherwood and Waudby Trust and the gate has been kept unlocked. The paddock continues to be a haven for insects, birds and small mammals but it has also become a quiet place in the village where people can sit, listen, stare and enjoy the tranquillity that exists there.

    There is a good team of volunteers but a few more would help at the present time. If you are able to lend a hand you will be more than welcome. We meet between 9.30 and 10.30 on the first Saturday of each month from March to October. Please come along with your wellies and gloves.

    The first meeting this year will be on Saturday the 4th March 2017.

    There is a couple of tasks which could be taken on in the summer by any small group looking for a “Life Style” project.

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