BEEEEUTIFUL weather this weekend. We spent the whole time out on the plot watching wildlife and making progress on various projects. I did a bit more stock fencing round by the river in the forest garden and saw a grass snake. I heard a rustle, and then saw its tail disapear into the river.
I can’t be sure it was a grass snake, but it seems pretty likely after reading this link about the habitat they like. http://www.wildlifebritain.com/britishsnakes.php
It was pretty big, as fat as a 50pence piece and at least 40 cm long if the bit I saw is in proportion.
We also saw a green woodpecker. The wildlife on the plot just keeps getting better and better, we are working hard to maintain a wildlife fringe around the edge of the stock netting, and resist the anti-permaculture mancured approach.
We have got 13 days off in a row starting on Wednesday this week, I am so looking forward to developing the plot and spending time with our animals.