Sunday, 27 November 2011

Water Meadow

Several times a year visitors to Petersham are reminded of a time when Petersham Meadows were frequently flooded.
 Visitors are clearly warned but most don’t see the sign. The clue is in the name, River Lane.
 The meadows themselves are protected by a low wall along the river and an earth bank along River Lane.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The End of Another Season

All the cows departed safely and another season draws to an end.
The National Trust was quick to remove all their signage but these posts remain as a reminder of the dog attack and the ‘temporary’ electric fence.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Last Day of the Season

The herd make the most of the lasts days on the meadow
All in their winter coats: Little Bull and the other calves forage under the Oriental Plain

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

2 days to go

The clocks have gone back and the first day of winter has arrived. In two days the herd will be off to their winter home
At this time of year the herdsman provides extra feed as the grazing declines
The cows are due to calf soon and this additional feed is quickly consumed