Wild Walking

As the vertical path crumbled under the sole of my water-filled cavern of a walking boot, due to falling into the local brook, and despite lingering exhaustion due to late July heat, there were elberberries and a few blackberries erupting as I descended the route back via  The Bongs of Goostrey. One wet boot, one […]

Time still to prepare and sow

As the sunflowers show faces in our gardens with a smile and wave, I  felt a change of season coming and the breeze, wandered over for a catch-up this afternoon. I had missed the visit lengthily and hope he remains to refresh us all, our gardens and pets. It must be very gruelling for livestock […]

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

This week I will give you ideas and information about what is in season for you chefs to ready, steady and cook up recipes of your own, creating to impress family and friends with. Please try to source produce locally and support our farming community, produce suppliers within the surrounding villages, and please share with […]

Legislation and Hedge Cutting

Now is the time to consider tackling unruly hedges and shrubs as the bird nesting season begins to waiver. Some breeds build their nests in domestic hedges and countryside hedge rows, and are protected by law please visit http://hedgeline.org.uk The WCA (Wildlife and Countryside Act) of 1981 stipulates that certain hedges and shrubs may only […]

Fine Beans

Dear readers, I  am ashamed to say that I opened a pack of Fine Beans today. There are more carbon footprints on that pack from Kenya, than Sir Somebody uh! Hum! Avoiding the Viruses by popping off in a custom-made flying machine. Can we grow fine beans, runner beans, broad beans here in Goostrey? Yes […]

Cheshire Potatoes. Grown In Goostrey.

Goostrey fields are spudd-tastic. En-route to Mill Lane today, I saw a blue tractor coupled with dignity to another piece of farm machinery and they bowed. The curtain of mist lifted over the boughs of Goostrey Bongs. Then, the sparrows settled down in nests, above those entrenched acres. The Play warmed up with instrumental starting […]

Summertime Nature

The frogspawn hatched in Spring and afterwards, baby frogs gathered under my strawberry plants and ventured forth for a humid sunbathe last month, they were curious of their new life and glittering eyes could be spotted at twilight, not only in Goostrey but throughout our county. A chorus a tennors, one croak, two croaks and […]

GARDENERS OF GOOSTREY PLEASE INSPIRE ME

  I gleaned beautiful insight into creating ideas for my cards. The most beautiful was a red poppy and I painted her in a yellow skirt, wearing wellies in a rainy puddle. Gardens are full of beauty and top-up our Mindfulness. Painting, drawing, writing and creating harmony. Has anyone a photo of a Clematis that […]

Goostrey Nature

Bees, Butterflies and Bugs. Dear young people of the village please email lovegoostrey@gmail.com Your poems, photos and letters about why the village is so special. Check with a parent or guardian before sending. Sarah Sarah McNaught Managing Director www.lovegoostrey.com

PHOTO COMPETITION TIME THEME!

Now that we see the light at the end of the tunnel, we invite you to snap away with your cameras this Spring and coming Summer, to capture a moment in time. The theme being Goostrey village scenes and folks. We would like to know why your picture inspires you, so please send in a […]