Fields under Fleece

Agricultural Fleece in West Sussex

Agricultural Fleece on Fields in West Sussex

My son Nathan described the field as ‘a giants bed’ because viewed from a distance it looks like a huge stripey bed-sheet. I love the fact that children see things that grown-ups pass by!

Fleece is used in farming to protect crops from frost and cold temperatures. It stops young plants from getting ‘bitten’ by frost, and keeps soil temperatures up during the daytime when the sun shines.

Didling Church

Didling Church SussexThe Shepherd’s Church, Didling

St Andrew’s Church, Didling, West Sussex. Didling Church (also known as The Shepherd’s Church) sits alone on the side of The South Downs in West Sussex. Dating back to the 13th Century the church has changed very little in centuries.

Here are a few photos:

Didling Church Sussex

 

Didling Church Sussex

Didling Church Sussex

Didling Church Sussex

Didling Church Sussex

Didling Church Sussex

Didling Church Sussex

Didling Church Sussex

Easter Egg

Abandoned Pheasant egg

An abandoned Pheasant egg found on the lawn

The strangest thing happened at Easter with an unexpected egg. Mrs Pheasant wandered across our lawn at the back of the house and dropped an egg on the grass! The children were fascinated – they warmed the egg in front of the fire to see if it would hatch… It didn’t!