There is a feeling of spring everywhere. The dry, sunny days in late March have helped to get the spring barley sown and most of the lambs are outdoors and should be grazing the herbal leys and swedes in the coming days.
The flypast, which took place at 2:05 pm on 24 March, was to bid farewell to 100 Squadron which is to be disbanded on 31 March 2022. RAF 100 Squadron, which fly Hawk T1 aircraft, was formed in 1917 and moved to Leeming in 1995. Their badge was approved by King George VI and…
The Annual Potato Challenge is back, this year in memory of Chris Snell. See who can grow the biggest weight of potatoes from one tuber grown in a bag
May Elections, 54 Bus Service & Snickets
One of the joys of living in beautiful North Yorkshire is watching the changing seasons. I love hares and have seen a number recently.
The days lengthen in February and the four weeks give an extra hour at each end of the day. By the time March arrives, spring arrives also.
Whilst there is always something happening in the night skies, March will be relatively quiet from a viewing point.
There will be a open village meeting to discuss Scruton’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the Bank Holiday weekend in June.
Roe deer are regularly seen around here. Last week I spotted a hind with two three-quarter grown young break out of Carriage Road Plantation and run across a field of rape into a copse.
Street Light, Snickets, Trees, Crimewatch
Walking along Fleetham Lane on New Year’s Day I was surprised to see four hares cavorting around showing signs of mating.
Now that village events are (hopefully) starting to return after almost 2 years of disruption, Scruton is in need of more people to step forward and get involved in community activities.
There are planets-a-plenty throughout 2022 and in February, Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, will be visible in the night sky above the first-quarter Moon on the 7th of the month.
Screen Scruton is back with an exciting new programme of films for the Spring!
Lambing started on my farm on 14 January.
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