Dawn Silence

My dog is still on British Summer Time so has his breakfast extremely early (he's a Lab...not one to have any truck with "no you can wait another hour for food"), and I take him out just as it's getting light. I take my binoculars to scout for deer before letting him off as there …

Late Autumn and the Thermosolar Hives

I wanted to pop in and check the inspection boards of the Thermosolar hives to monitor the mite numbers, and generally make sure all was well. It was a cool day but there was some sunshine so I hoped the bees would be flying. https://videopress.com/v/uKhpxIBe?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata Sure enough, the second hive was active, with bees steadily …

Sourdough Recap

I was contacted by someone who was asking if we would be resuming our Sourdough Tales workshops at Starnash Farmhouse, and I had to tell him that sadly we no longer had the available space, but that I had vlogged my sourdough baking back in one of the Shawpits Diaries, so I thought I would …

New Ideas

As some of you may know, I have recently published some birdwatching booklets, and I am considering finding a way of using my illustrations, writing, and new-found publishing skills to produce something to promote wildlife/beekeeping/forage provision/sustainable beekeeping to a wider audience. I am not sure how best to do this though, as I am a …