Thursday, 15 April 2010

Family fun by the ford

It was a lovely sight to see so many children enjoying the swing by the ford at the bottom of our track, by the waterfall, and playing in the stream.

Lapwings courting

These photos of lapwings (green plover or peewits) were taken on Low Row Pasture.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Daffodils in the Dales

The daffodils are looking lovely in Low Row at the moment. We will plant some up at Laykin in the autumn.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Roads and views

The new road has a culvert or drainage ditch to the side and offsets across to direct water into it. It appears to work well. There are large pipes under certain sections which gush when it rains hard.
The grass is growing over the water/electricity scar in the top field, but we will put more seed now the weather is warmer and before the cows come out and trample it all!

Cycling in the Dale

We met this lovely family cycling in the Dale. They had cycled from Reeth to Low Row by the riverside and were coming back along the road- and everyone was still cheerful! That is about 8 miles! A very good effort.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Lambing in full swing in Swaledale

Notice that one pair of lambs is wearing rain jackets! They are see through.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

More curlews

Laykin is surrounded by curlews calling. Here is a nice photo of one close up from the RSPB website. You can hear one calling if you click the link