Monthly Archives: May 2016


May is ending and the House Martins are not nesting under our eaves, again, this year. Their presence, and numbers, was a strong attraction of this old farmhouse when we moved in over twenty years ago. The line of mud … Continue reading

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EXHIBITIONS AT THE MUSEUM OF SOMERSET There are two excellent exhibitions at The Museum of Somerset in Taunton, running into July. Both of them justify making a special effort to get in to see them (not on Sundays or Mondays … Continue reading

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Yesterday at about five, late afternoon, I watched a swallow swooping through clouds of hovering insects at tree top level, or what I first thought to be a swallow, but I had never seen a swallow jink and turn in … Continue reading

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