Setting Up Camp
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Setting Up Camp

February 2013

February 2013

archeological digs
archeological digs
so excited to find HARDCORE!!!!
before
before
just 5 weeks before
waiting for spring
waiting for spring
having been overgrown and dark for 30 years
the hill track
the hill track
now visible, forking left around the hill
another old track is found
another old track is found
the left fork now cleared and makes easier walking!
archeological digs
archeological digs
another level, going up the hill
almost there
almost there
a field in the distance
an old ford and gateway
an old ford and gateway
two streams meet here
wild meadow
wild meadow
the track leads across the stream
the wild meadow in winter
the wild meadow in winter
now has a cleared path to it!
the track emerges and piles of logs everywhere

The Snow Arrives - January 18th 2013

deer in the snow
deer in the snow
loads of tracks, deer and fox
streamcombe in the snow
streamcombe in the snow
looking across the combe
looking north
looking north
up streamcombe valley
winter wonderland
winter wonderland
huge trees crashed due to the weight of snow
Isaac, Karen and Josef
Isaac, Karen and Josef
enjoying the snow
Ian and the boys
Ian and the boys
sledging Jan 2013
The snow stops all work of any kind!

Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year to you all.
 
It is an exciting New Year for us here.
Having gained a small parcel of land next to the house in December 2012 we have embarked upon clearing over 30 years of undergrowth!  Hopefully, by the end of the summer, we will have had some bookings from a few happy campers.
 
I hope to keep a record of our progress here and upload 'before and after' photos.
We have found it is always worth while doing that!
 
This photo was taken in January 2013.
As you can see, impenetrable!

January 2013 - The land clearance starts

Pictures of the paddock immediately off the yard just before clearing commenced properly - January 2013.
 
a lovely camping pitch
a lovely camping pitch
well, it will be....
the old track
the old track
looking back to the farm
footpath or vehicles?
footpath or vehicles?
not sure what to expect at this stage
the woodman
the woodman
Ian stoking up the fire
getting the kids working
getting the kids working
third day for this bonfire
track to the wild meadow
track to the wild meadow
the old track can just be seen through the layers of leaf mulch and scrub
tall and tangled
tall and tangled
Ian fighting with the overshot Alder
help arrives
help arrives
in the shape of David and cookies
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