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More gadding about today: Arthur and I took a long walk this morning (long by the standards of a 16 year old hound, anyway), and then after our lunch out at Casa in Evesham, R and I drove down to Pershore and stopped in at the Tiddesley Wood Open Day.

The weather wasn’t great this afternoon: it was spitting with rain, the paths were pretty muddy, and although there are bluebells the wood is quite heavily coppiced and I didn’t manage to find a particularly photogenic view. But we were there and paid them an entrance fee, which is really all that counts – normally we would get in for free as WWT members, but we were quite happy to support an additional fundraising drive. I will go back on a quieter day in better weather and have a private bug hunt.

Among the various attractions and activities going on today was a demonstration of horse logging by Kate Mobbs-Morgan, who works with two gorgeous Ardennes horses, Kipp and Sol. This is Sol, resting in the orchard and having a snack; the extra shows Kipp, still wearing his logging harness.

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If you’re interested in horse logging, Kate’s web site is here.