Wolds Diary: Season to be jolly should not be all about spending money
Last weekend I visited a couple more craft fairs, one here in Pocklington and another at the church at Wilberfoss. The nice thing about the latter is that they had a tombola where every ticket was a winner. I came away with a couple of things, both of which I can use. They also had a coffee morning and I delighted in a cup of coffee. The sweet aroma of the bacon buttie stall won and I departed the church with various items and a bacon buttie that I quickly consumed before driving home.
Country & Coast: Industrial reclamation pays off for wildlife
When coal mines were dug around the Lower Aire Valley in Victorian times there were no Nimbys to object, because in those days local landowners and villagers all subscribed to that old Yorkshire adage “where there’s muck there’s brass”.
Hours spent pulverising forage in pursuit of good health
When Winter approaches it is never a bad idea to take a few precautions. So I thought I’d have a go at producing my own variant on one of the great ways of protecting yourself from colds at a time when vitamins are a touch harder than normal to come by. I set about making some Rosehip Syrup.
New funds for Yorkshire landowners to plant more trees
Landowners who manage some of the county’s most precious landscapes are being offered financial incentives and green-fingered expertise to capitalise on ambitious government targets to dramatically increase tree cover.