Year: 2016

Orchard Course – Saturday 4th February 2017

*UPDATE- We have now sold out for the 4th Feb – contact Les Davies if you are interested in attending any future courses*. Les will be running his latest One Day Orchard Course on Saturday Feb 4th at Parsonage Farm, West Lyng,

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A West Countryman’s View – And So It’s Christmas!

With my advancing years , Christmas seems to come around with frightening speed! Its at this time of year that we are all visited by the ghost of Christmas past in one way or another. Memories of my childhood Christmas

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Mendip Times – December 2016

  I cannot believe it is almost Christmas! So what will the weather be like this year? Cold and frosty with snow on the ground or wet and misty with rain in the air. What is a traditional Christmas after

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Mendip Times – November 2016

I missed the swallows leaving this year. It feels almost like not saying goodbye to a friend before they leave to go home. Perhaps as in most cases, my mind was busy elsewhere and I simply forgot. They always used

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Mendip Times – October 2016

This column was originally printed in the October 2016 issue of the Mendip Times.   October, and the nights begin to close in. Where did summer go, or was I at lunch when it happened? When the sun did shine

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A West Countryman’s View – Life is Weather Dependent

No matter how much you try not to, the weather will always creep into any conversation you have with people in the countryside. After all why shouldn’t it, its the weather that controls everything in our lives be you countryman

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Mendip Times – August 2016

August, and summer, are upon us once more, and Les finds himself  musing on the extraordinary, changeable weather of the English countryside in this month’s Mendip Times column! Les looks into the various manifestations of that great English pastime –

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Mendip Times – July 2016

The summer is finally upon us, which means life just got that bit busier for Les, but ‘there is never a bad time to be out on “The Hill”‘, as he recounts in this latest Mendip Times column. Join him

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A West Countryman’s View – Never Work with Children or Animals

I was always told that you shouldn’t work with children and animals. Well I’ve done both and found that it wasn’t that bad. Children take you for what you are and not what you pretend to be. Their knowledge of

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Mendip Times – June 2016

Les digs into ancient history in his column for the June issue of Mendip Times! In a packed article, we take in a fascinating archaeological exercise with the South West Heritage Trust in the historic and mysterious town of Glastonbury.

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