My thanks go to the land owner and his grandson Rhys for giving me permission to roam on the land freely’ this post will be spread over the coming week.
The cattle grid on the lane to Brimmon hill farm. The only reason I went over the grid was I saw some mushrooms and Today I had set my mind on looking and photographing mushrooms hopefully colourful toadstools!
click on the pic you will see the white spots. one on the first hill and the other bellow the pole.
on leaving the house I shot these puff fungi that had shot up through the drive tarmacadam .
Now I have the book I may as well go look for some fungi.
this big one is edible and there was lots of them in the field not all like this some flat ones small button type there was also a few poisenous fungi.
One hedge hill .
some had already been picked at,, I wonder what kind of bug eats poison fungi.
A real friendly Shire stallion came galloping over to see who I was and was I friendly.
look into my big brown Eyes.
Rhys's dad putting the impliments in store for the winter
Grand father and grandson get to watch Cris the worker
grand old barn on the old farm
looks like the two boys are taking after dad and put all the impliments under cover
an old chaffer this was turned by an engine via a pulley belt older ones had a big wheel with a handle on for turning
inside the circular part there is a wheel with two blades that would chop up whatever was put in the chaffer usually fodder beet or turnips for winter fodder for the animals
still a few harebells about
quite a few signs of rabbits in the hedgerows but no sightings.the only rabbit I saw today was in St Davids cemetary on the way home
moss growing on everything near the almost dry brook
this area once was where they piped water to the farm,
here one can see where they damed the brook and fixed two water pipes
then a connection to another pipe leading to another dam
heading for fungi country or I thought I was.
- hard to id this fungi
nice flock not sure whats up with her coat ? and no english jokes please.
Maybe its the latest demonstration,, we do not want dogs on our land,, had a duck demonstration on the way home .
This demonstration was about bread,,, we need corn the were quacking
head ing back to the farmyard down the old lane I passed this nice shaped oak tree then noticed the sign on the impliment and hay barn
G & T Evans Aadfa the firm is still going but have moved to the mochdre industrial estate here in Newtown. they do not make the barns anymore but one can buy all one needs to build one call D I Y if you like. or call on Gareth Agrimont Depot Station Yard Abermule Montgomery, Powys SY15 6NH Tel : 01686 630 500 http://www.garethpugh.com/ ..
a tree trunk in need of some wood worm treatment.I think these worms have steel teeth looking at the size of them holes
Just love the woodland areas with its natural art work
another shot of the tree notice the reed bed no sign of water here but its been quite a a dry month,
most of these hill farmers make thier own quarries the stone is no good as a building material but ideal as fill ,I,E under the roads etc,
a crane fly, just hanging around
another mushroom this what i was looking for so you may as well see the ones i did shoot, and looking at the mushroom its a damn good shot not excactly centre but, just kidding! its been eaten by a very articulate bug .
a puff ball the one next to it was ripe and it let out this dark coloured powder.
the ripe puff ball
tiny flies on a dandilion flower
A Small Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis urticae on the thisle plant a few of these around on the lower fields near the mushrooms.