December is turning out to be a funny old month. After a horrible day yesterday it was really nice today.
It was windy but it was nice.
We went out to play in the fields behind the farm and while she was messing about, I was thinking about how much we have enjoyed these fields over the year.
This isn’t the most species rich habitat that we explore but it does have it’s own character and sometimes it is spectacular. We see things here that we would never see in the forest or down the little country tracks that we wander.
In April it was Dandelions… Thousands of them.
A couple of weeks later the field was yellow again, this time with Buttercups.
These fields are rented out to a local farmer. Sometimes he will graze animals here (There are sheep on them at the moment) but this summer he was allowing them to grow to produce silage for his animals.
By June the grass was so long that finding our ball was becoming a bit of a problem.In June the grass was cut and there was our ball.
That wasn’t the end of the story. By July the fields were full of Clover.
Now it is December and we are still enjoying these fields.
Today it was a bit windy.
I wrote about two wildflowers today but I think that I will save them for a rainy day 🙂