Monthly Archives: November 2012

Xmas trees and young chickens

A chicken-owning friend came with me to Pencoed Growers where I buy most of my vegetables because she wanted to get some good point-of-lay chickens from near-by Brynna.  The weather is suddenly bright and cold, with a low sun. While … Continue reading

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Water loves to eat highways

The torrents of rain over the last week have boosted potholes and chasms on our lanes around Efail Isaf.  The ability of water to destroy the lane up past the chapel has been enhanced by so-called repairs. The silver lining … Continue reading

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Horse routes in RCT: a meeting at Fedw Hir

It was a misty morning for a trip up to Fedw Hir near Aberdare to represent Open Spaces Society in an exploratory meeting with Steph from Briars Bridleways, Richard from Groundwork, Ross from Forestry and Stacey from Rhondda-Cynon-Taff Rights of … Continue reading

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Efail Isaf and “route 66” to the Garth

If you take Footpath 66 (basically the quickest way across fields to the top of the Garth from Efail Isaf), the former carriageway to Garth Fawr runs beside some old woods, great for building treehouses or having imaginary battles and … Continue reading

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Autumn leaves around the Garth

It is a beautiful time of year when the sunlight catches the leaves on the turn.  Riding my horse along the road by the river Taff with beech leaves trickling down, sparkling orange and browns in a sunbeam is a … Continue reading

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