Well, not really, at least not intentionally. Tree planting is really what's been going on. Just after Christmas Jonathan and I took a detour on the way back from Hungerford to Wessex Woodland Management and bought some trees - only nine, not a whole wood. Yesterday the 10foot trees arrived and Jonathan and George started planting them. To begin with it involved a lot of this:
But eventually two Field Maples and three Hornbeams were planted. The three Limes and remaining Maple will go in the paddock out the back to give the sheep some welcome shade in summer. The bark of the Maples was really strange
Anyway, because we woke up to such a cold (-6), frosty and sunny morning, Reuben, Milly and I walked down to take a look at their handiwork
Looked very good. When we told some of the caravanners that we were putting some trees in, they were concerned that it would shield the view, but it won't. It will just make more of a boundary between the field and the site.
There are already trees on the other side.
On our way back we had a look at the ice on the pond
and then I came home and took a quick picture of the quilt I finished yesterday. It is from a panel of winter scenes called "Too Many Snowmen". It's been in the making for a few years so that's one more I can tick off the list now!
It's hanging over the radiator in the kitchen and I brightens things up a bit!