We walked to the village Millennium Wood which although it is no distance from us it is somewhere I rarely walk. It was created in 2000 to celebrate the Millennium when I can recall attending the opening ceremony on New Years Day.
It is now sometime since I have been there so it was good to revisit and to see how all the trees are growing.
There is a lot of Ash but there are other varieties too.
It was also good to have the company of our friends but also their dog Gypsy. She is a much loved old lady at the grand age of 13 and a half.
She thoroughly enjoyed her walk too.
It was however only after we got home that something new occurred and that I am excited to share with you. We have a gazebo in the main garden which is used in the winter to store various gardening paraphernalia. One of the dogs was showing a lot of interest in this and when investigated further by the men a sleeping hedgehog was found. This is the first hedgehog that has been found on the farm for many many years. Both of my girls had never seen one. We have quietly left it undisturbed but have slipped some little extras there for it. Some dried cat food, a shallow dish of water and a box with some straw. It is asleep on some netting but although this could be a problem we decided to leave it be for now. Not the best quality photo but we did not want to cause it any stress.
What about you have you seen a hedgehog recently? Do you get them in your garden?