Tag Archives: Thistle Eating Cattle

Jill and her Calf Jess

This is Jill and her calf, Jess. Jess is almost as big as her mother now and she is still suckling, The image shows Jess moving her head just in time to miss a colossal kick from her mother.   … Continue reading

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Ellen is Missing!

It was a pleasantly warm, sunny and still evening down in Falling Sands Nature Area yesterday. I talked to fishermen on the river, asking what they had caught, what they had seen, and what they thought would improve fishing on … Continue reading

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Grazing The Rhombus Field To Attract Snipe 

  The herd has been slow getting to grips with the very wet Rhombus Field over the past week. I wondered if strip grazing the west side and mid to south end with the aid of an electric fence might be the answer. … Continue reading

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Well Knock Me Down Why Don’t You Waynetta

When Waynetta wants to make a point, there is no stopping her.  

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A Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve And Site Of Special Scientic Interest Ground Condition Vlog For 01/03/2017

Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve on 1st April 2017; the meteorological first day of spring. To save and mark the day I consider as being the start of the annual growing season, and to help me draw comparisons with the same … Continue reading

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From Top Field Wood To The Riverside Pasture, Via The Orchid Field

The cattle have stood about twiddling their hooves in the Top Field, doing nothing constructive, and complaining a lot; they were getting physical with each other, too. So this morning I took them to the South Riverside Pasture for a couple of days … Continue reading

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Too Wet or Too Dry?

I’m looking at Wilden Marsh hydrology in an attempt to achieve more effective control of the marsh water levels throughout the year. One of our aims is to attract breeding wading birds. Wading birds like muddy marginal areas around water bodies to feed in, and to … Continue reading

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