Three French Hens

Although we haven’t had any guests for a while, due to the COVID lockdown, our roadside stall selling Eggs and Cut Flowers has been a real success! A couple of weeks ago one of our older hens sadly died so we decided to expand the flock by adding a further three young chickens. Gillian has […]

An Eggs-ellent idea

As our hens are not aware that we are living through the COVID-19 shutdown, they are continuing to lay eggs which would, in normal times, have been enjoyed by our guests as part of their Full English Breakfast. We can only eat so many cakes, quiches and omelettes ourselves, so we thought it would be […]

VE Day Red Arrows Fly past

It was a great thrill to see that the Red Arrow’s VE Day flight path would pass directly over Inglewood House, en-route for Buckingham Palace this morning. They were, as might be expected, exactly on time but came at such speed that we weren’t able to catch a picture of them. Instead here is a […]

Working from Home

The view from my Office is a slightly ‘tongue-in cheek’ caption for this photo, in that we don’t usually conduct our business from a hammock in the garden but, with weather like we have been having recently and with all the fruit & cherry trees being in full blossom, why not? In reality, the ‘lockdown’ […]

A Chicken called Ian

As our trusty band of hens are becoming ‘old ladies’ and rather intermittent layers, we decided that we’d introduce some new blood to the flock in the Spring. Just as we were having that idea, Gillian learned of some hens that were in need of re-homing due to a marital split and we agreed to […]

We Plough the Fields

After quite a few days of grey skies, rain and strong winds it was a great delight to wake up this morning and look out to see the brightness of the sunshine over the Waveney Valley. The field directly behind us has already been harvested, cultivated and drilled with next year’s crop but in the […]

Young Fledglings

Over the past few weeks we have been watching a lot of birds going to and fro with mouthfuls of grubs and seeds as their offspring have hatched. We have a number of nest boxes of differing designs in various locations around the garden, designed to appeal to such birds as Robins, Sparrows, Wrens, Blue […]

Bees!

Bees! We are most fortunate to have some Bee Orchids growing ‘wild’ in our grass. Three years ago there were two, near the bottom of the garden – where they came from is anyone’s guess. They obviously like it here, though – they have spread as their seed has blown up the garden and even […]

Heritage Steam Gala at Bressingham Steam & Gardens

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, which is about a mile from Inglewood House, holds a Heritage Steam Gala each Spring in which the resident Traction Engines & Road Rollers and standard & narrow gauge Railway Engines are joined by several visiting engines – one of which, this year, is from the Bala Lake Railway in North […]

Happy Easter!

HWhat a glorious Easter Sunday has greeted us, this morning! The temperature is set to be in the mid-20’s C and the sky is a uniform clear blue. There is hardly any wind, so all seems ‘calm and peaceful’ with the World. The Chickens have informed us, in their usual cheery, clucky, way that they […]