|We have has some amazing sunsets recently|
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
I think this fat chap deserves a prize- well done girls. Pity about the Manchester City scarf though!
If you look very carefully in the foreground you will see the fading snowdrops. Last year, in a fit of madness, I decided to order 1,500 snowdrops to carpet the area below the Old House.
What a backbreaking job!!- but I have been rewarded by quite a few appearing- next year should be even better according to the snowdrop experts.
The rockery planted in 2000 has really matured nicely and gives colour all winter.
We do sit in the gazebo in coats when there is a nice, sunny winters day.
And in a few days time the lambs are due, so Spring really is here.
Thursday, 26 March 2015
The sky and spring light has been so beautiful as the first daffodils have started to appear in the farm lane.
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
First of all may we at Cote Bank wish all our "followers" a very happy new year and apologies for the long lapse in postings.
A farming year follows the seasons with almost monotonous regularity so there is often nothing new to blog about but I am sure you'd like to see a few new photos.
|Cracken Edge above Chinley|
- but it means extra work for poor old Farmer Nic - here he is on his invaluable quadbike delivering hay tosome of his heavily pregnant sheep.
These are his little "tup" lambs waiting hopefully for their food .
These snow photos were taken by our local historian and amateur photographer Keith on a walk along our footpath - I was busy inside our cosy farmhouse making jam!
This is the main road in Chinley impassable for a day except by the intrepid.
|My poor little birds needed extra food|
An overview of 2014
We changed the double bed in Cherry tree Cottage for a beautifully comfortable John Lewis special with Yorkshire sheep wool as padding.
|Spring 2014 outside the Old House back door|
|New seating and curtains in the Old house sitting room|
|Chinley and Cote Bank(middle left in the trees) from Eccles Pike|
2015 we will have the famous knitted village in the church with displays by local societies and the primary schools- June 25th to 4th July - don't miss it!
|The 1st weekend in September was the wonderful Chatsworth Country Fair- a fabulous day out.|
|It was a good year for hydrangeas|
|We took our grandchildren to the most moving Staffordshire National Arboretum|
With a heavy heart we said goodbye to her.
|Early December fun in the snow|