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Suffolk Wildlife Trust Lambing Fair, Sunday 27 April

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Last week I was asked what is a "blog"? It's a weB log or diary. Simple really... but from 'Web Logging' to 'Horse Logging'

Last week Suffolk Wildlife Trust received new visitors to help them manage and conserve the Heathlands. The birch and pine trees take over if not thinned and felled to give the heather and heath vegetation a chance to re-establish. With our recent rainfall, clearing the site can become a quagmire very quickly. Using a horse to remove the logs is efficient, quiet and makes no mess despite many journeys back and forth along the same small track, too small for big machine. The horse hears the chain clank, the log held and off he trots putting his weight into the harness. See horselogging demonstrations at the Lambing Fair on Sunday 27th April at Foxburrow Farm 11am - 4pm Adults £2/Children £1. You can also meet me when I'm there helping the SWT Shepherd show the public the newly born Hebridean lambs. For further details ring 01394 380113

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Burley in Wharfedale Bed and Breakfast

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

When you discover something good you want to share it... I was recently in the Yorkshire Dales and can recommend jilly.taylor@yahoo.co.uk who can be reached on 01943 865299. Within walking distance of Burley town and railway station, the bed and breakfast offers friendly hospitality, a comfortable bed and a full Dalesman breakfast with homemade jams. Well done Jill - yours was the best breakfast by far of the whole weekend! The Yorkshire Dales is good for walking and things to do including Bolton Abbey, Fountains Abbey, Malham. The accommodation and food at Ripley Castle was just as good ever with Old Peculiar beer - always worth seeking out! Watching the horses in training on Middleham Moor was fun for me despite howling gales and horizontal snow showers. I'm sure Volter would like to have a gallop with them - he's got the racing blanket!

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