Snickets, Station Road Footpath, Trees, May Elections, Thank you, Solar Farm, Happy New Year
There have been many appreciative comments about the interpretations of the 12 Days of Christmas. Thank you to everyone who took part and we hope villagers enjoyed walking to see them. A flyer from Janet Crampton outlining her new idea for Advent 2022 can be downloaded here.
In January 2020 we included an item about a blue tit at Glebe Cottage.
Over 190 cases and 15 mini kegs have been sold. All profits go to the Village Hall for the benefit of the community.
On 7 January the planet Mercury reaches its greatest eastern elongation, which means that it appears to us to be in the furthest part of its orbit from the Sun.
An email from Joan Walker, who was reading a book about the history of the Women’s Land Army, asked if I was aware that my farm (Moor House) had been ‘…managed and run entirely by women’ during WWI?
The weather in 2021 was extraordinary. After a cold, wet winter, April and May were the coldest for thirty years and unusually dry.
Screening was due to return in January but in light of the recent news about the Covid Omicron variant, a decision will now be deferred until the new year.
Ham Hall Lane, Trees, Salt Bin, Snickets, Parish Precept & Station Road Footpath
Photos from the recent storm.
We have had a wonderful autumn, with trees holding their leaves until quite late and the colours, in particular the beech leaves, giving a golden aura to the passing summer
This month there will be a magnificent parade of planets after dark.
Gale force winds and snow signalled the end to yet another mild, dry autumn.
Thank yous, trees, village snickets and the Station Road footpath
The constellation of Orion (The Hunter) is a familiar sight during winter months and is a fine spectacle in the southern sky as it climbs up around midnight.
By its very nature, November is a month of remembrance. As the days grow shorter we remember the summer now past, which was good in parts and better than the cold, dark spring.
Local beekeeper, John Wilson, tells me that his bees have produced a good crop of honey this year, despite the vagaries of the spring weather.
Picture the scene – miscreants fleeing the law and running through Scruton Station dressed for 1910, and the volunteers also!
In preparation for the winter weather, works are programmed to clear the debris under Gt Langton Bridge and reinforce one of the bridge piers.
This year’s Thankful Firework Display will be on Saturday 13 November on Scruton Playing Field.
A Village Picnic was held on the Playing Field on 4 September followed by a Harvest Festival on 19 September and then a Newcomers’ Welcome Afternoon
Migration is fully underway and tracking devices are being used to locate where, in Africa, many of our summer visitors spend the winter.
Too much rain was a problem early in 2021. I hardly dare say it, but now we need it!
A New Moon on 6 Oct. means a dark, clear sky compared with the Full Moon on 20 Oct. which will impede viewing, due to its brightness.