Saturday, 21 June 2008

Midsummer Day....more like Midwinter's Day!

It is Saturday the 21st June and it is officially Midsummer’s Day. Mrs R’s folks arrived for lunch and, with some disbelief, Mrs R laid a fire for which she has a marvellous talent.

By the time lunch was completed we retired to the sitting-room where the fire was roaring. We all sat around the fire warming ourselves....and wondering if and when global warming would reach North Yorkshire.

Monday, 9 June 2008

The stork has delivered...16 (or 19) swallow babies

Despite the lousy weather and marauding pigeons we seem to have a bumper crop of swallow babies at Refugee Towers.
In the main (Swallow) Barn, there are 10 young.
In the garage, there are 6 young.
In the shed attached to the garage, there are 3 young.

Sadly, 3 young seem to have fallen from their nests and we are left with 16.