The burial ground, along with most of our British Isles, is sodden, the earth saturated, and each new burst of rain laying more water on the ground. This morning, though, we have blue skies and sunshine after the first proper frost in a long while – the breezy sunshine will help dry the soil, and the frost will help to break it up.
Some visitors may have seen Brian with his digger on site over the last few days: he has been putting in some more drainage where the car parks and tracks have been too wet, hopefully making it easier for visitors when the next period of extended rain returns.
To lift our souls, I felt it was time to put out a positive note, and realised the last blog post was months ago. Here is a photograph of our local owl team, linked to SVWAG (Stour Valley Wildlife Action Group), who have just replaced our older barn owl box with a beautiful new one, and in the photo the family who generously sponsored the replacement.