On the farm in June 2017


Bee Orchid in grass and vegetation

A bee orchid (looking remarkably bee-like) nestling in the grass by the horse paddocks. Having lain on the grass to take the photo, much to the amusement no doubt of passing motorists, I got up and thought I could see something moving on the earth bund behind. I banged my head on an oak branch as I tried to work out what it was and then had to scramble through the fence, hoping that the electric fencing wasn’t switched on and crept along the field edge.

I managed to get a good photo of the stinging nettles …

deer behind stinging nettles

and just behind them, rather out of focus, you can see a deer.


The deer soon bounded off, though we’ve seen it a few times since. Last time, he was in the garden so I expect he will have worked out that there are roses and other delicacies to be nibbled and I may be less thrilled to spot him.



There hasn’t been much activity here on Life in Mud Spattered Boots as I’ve been gallivanting about the country with my sister and niece who were visiting from Australia. Normal service will soon be resumed.