Not much time for blogs as I’m preparing the homestead for winter – exterior woodwork top of the list. Lots of Cuprinol hardener/filler to repair the wet rot, and multiple applications of gloss paint to protect against southwesterlies. I appear to be in a race with two weather fronts.
Less trouble with slugs this year thanks to a cohort of toads that patrol the yard. Our final brood of swallows has hatched and are being fed. ...The lane below is all grey partridge and rolling waves of tinkling goldfinch. Haven’t seen much in the way of pheasants, however the guns are blazing both sides of the hedge.