Warm ups…

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The weather has been exquisitely hot here and we have been enjoying the summer.

I have been quietly knitting and crocheting away, starting to prepare for my stall at the Christmas fair at the end of November.

I spent quite a while last week teaching myself to crochet as I have been making leaves and flowers to go on garlands and fairy head dresses.

Here is one of them, what do you think?

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Tough times for Badger

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Painting by c.g.young

In Britain, The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) has been a childhood favourite for many generations and is probably one of the main reasons why so many British people hold the badgers so close to their hearts.

Badgers are an iconic species of the British countryside and have been in the news for the last few years, given the UK Government’s controversial decision to trial a cull of badgers in the belief that this will have an impact on the spread of bovine TB (bTB).

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