Friday, 25 March 2011

Glorious Spring!

20° C on March 25th!

With no rain or wind for weeks and glorious spring sunshine, the daffodils are looking wonderful this year.

Record Low Tide

With the moon so close, last weekend was set for record low tides. Many set off for the beach on Sunday to see what was there..... The mythical submerged forest did not materialise but it was a goldmine for mussel pickers!

This picture shows the huge expanse of sand at local Duckpool beach.

Friday, 18 March 2011

And the work goes on....

Not ones for resting on our laurels (!) we took the opportunity to make full use of the diggers whilst they were here. Our plan to widen the path around middle pond came to fruition.....

As did our new drainage ditch and wider path at top pond....

Thankfully, the glorious Cornish sunshine ensured that the ground didn't stay muddy for long!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Tale of the Lonesome Willow

As the fine, dry weather and sunshine continued, we decided that the time was ideal to plant and seed the island of our new pond, before the water got too deep!

Jim and Colin spent a few days toiling in the spring sunshine digging, raking, planting seeds and bulbs, and of course the weeping willow.

Now its down to Mother Nature to do her bit, before we start to think about the fun part - FISH!