Not much has happened this week, The swans where not there today so no news on them, I only took one photo today and that is of Horace so ya might want to see it.
Yesterday we where given a huge plant for our tiny pond, So today I decided to split it up into smaller plants suitable for our pond, I then felt a strange tingling feeling on one of my fingers, I looked at where it was tingling and saw a leech stuck to my finger. ARRRRH. I had to get a photo of it before it sucked me dry of my bodily fluids.
The swans have been swimming about with their cygnets this week, Louise has got some good video footage of them, Over the next week we will edit all the best bits together and then put them up here in the video pages in the mean time you can view some photos I have taken of the cygnets in the photography pages.
We have made a plot to plant our vegetables, We planted our first ones today they are rocket, onion, cabbage, leek and purple broccoli.
Nothing has grown yet and it's been ages since we planted them, must be about half an hour ago.
Anyway I am looking forward to seeing them grow, Any plant I've ever had has always died but Louise has had more luck than me.
We've had a black plastic compost bin for about 10 months now and we checked it the other day to find the compost was slimy, I did a search on Google about what could be done, Some one said that if we put wood chippings into it it would help, So with us doing some woodturning we had a good pile of sawdust and we decided to make another compost bin, So we built a wooden frame around the black bin and nailed some wicker panels to it, Then Louise took the black bin out (I was at work at the time) she said it absolutely stunk, Anyway she added the sawdust and mixed it in now a week later it is looking a lot better and not as slimy as it was, we will keep adding sawdust to it and turning it over regularly.
When walking Horace yesterday we saw the new cygnets in the nest, Today we watched them for about half an hour, I managed to get a photograph of them, I have a Lumix FX30 and a small pair of binoculars so I put the camera in macro mode and zoomed in and put the binoculars up to the lens, It was a bit difficult to keep steady but I did manage to get this shot. Aren't they cute. I will be taking the video camera with me this evening, Lets hope they are out again.
Had a day off work today because my car had broken down and was in the garage. So me and Louise decided to do something in the garden. We had this tree given to us and we decided to plant it today.
First Louise built a small stone wall to hold the banking up then we planted the tree in front of that. We also thought we should change the pond water, because a few weeks ago we got hold of some frog spawn and put that in the pond, After a couple of weeks we couldn't see anything living in the pond and today decided to drain it, When we got to the bottom of the pond we saw something move and it was the tadpoles then we saw a couple of newts, so we thought we would leave what was in the bottom of the pond and just fill it back up with water. I got some photos of the newt.
Larger photos of the newt are in the photo section.
Our friend the Swan was not interested in feeding this afternoon, Some other people got there before us. So we took the rest of the bread with us and we saw a goose so we threw it some bread.
Went to Lady Wood this morning, Nice place you can forget you are just a half a mile from any roads. We didn't see any wildlife though but that happens, Next time we might see loads.
Here are a couple of photos I took.
My Flickr photos
Art on Red Bubble
This is just for my iPhone photography.