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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hurray...we've got another Gold award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Thanks to the Forest of Bowland AONB and to Barrie and Louise for their support and help.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

On the turn...

 Autumn's starting to paint its colours over Sabden Valley 
and Pendle Hill, looking across from Cobden Farm

 The sycamore trees behind the farmhouse are succumbing 
first to the new season

The Virginia creeper has finally started to spread - and is 
showing off its lovely colours 

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Trampers are fantastic, says Keith, a regular visitor to Cobden Farm BnB.

He came with his wife and two friends earlier this month - and just two weeks after he'd had knee replacement surgery.

He hired a Tramper at Beacon Fell Country Park, so he could have a good long walk with them... and says:

"I must say that despite my reservations, the Tramper was fantastic. It allowed me to bounce over tree roots and drainage curbs with ease. But most surprising was its capability to climb and descent incredibly steep hills - 1:3 ish - with no hint of effort, yet under total control."

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Our young hens - Warrens, Bluebells, White Stars, Light Sussex, Speckledy, Blacktail - pose for the camera. 
They can roam round the pond. Hopefully safe from Mr Fox.

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Meet Goldie, our new young Buff Orpington hen. Her even shyer sister, Georgia, is hiding somewhere.

Peeping in the background is Sid, the Silkie cockerel. His two Silkie girlfriends are hiding too...

He may be very small, but he's the boss.

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It's been a good summer for hatching baby swallows...

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Spring and summer...

From this:

to this:

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Monday, July 1, 2013

The fox went out in broad daylight...

Young Mr Fox was inches away from the hens.
Just as well the chain link fence was between them or he'd've been even closer.
And in broad daylight too.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Don't know who was more startled - the curlew or me.
It flew up just in front, as I walked round the field checking the sheep.
And there, lying in the grass, were...

All pointy ends of the eggs angled into the middle of the nest, just as they should.
Though my bird nesting expert says there should be four eggs...

Then the curlew came back. And the sheep wondered what was going on...

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Monday, January 14, 2013

And, finally, before today's snow melts away

 So, where has all the green grass gone? Young sheep's first snow.
(The white line is the telephone wire...)

 Looking down from the breakfast conservatory to Sabden valley.

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 Snow, mist and sunshine make the little birds busy...

 Longtailed tits swoop in altogether...then fly out altogether.

 Shy chaffinch decides whether to sample the food.

 Bluetit has a rest before attacking the fat balls again.

 Robin's the boss, keeping an eye on everything.

 Nuthatch samples the nuts, while the bluetit waits its turn.

Nuthatch and great tit this time.

 Finally got some photos of the timid woodpeacker...

... And another one

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