Tuesday, 18 May 2010

What is a 'Time Pole'?

A lines on a 'Time Pole' are similar to the rings which are seen when a tree is felled and a straight cut is made through the trunk. Those rings can be counted to calculate the age of the tree. The time pole is similar in that the lines marked on the pole indicate time, in this case they represent the age of the building from which the piece of timber was taken. It was part of the roof of the barn and was removed when the roof was repaired a couple of years ago.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Time Pole

Today we erected the 'time pole', a very old piece of wood which was removed from the barn when the roof was replaced. It has since been used as a support when cutting wood.

This is our first piece in our sculpture garden, see artist in residence adding the final touches.

What ever happened to spring, we have had really cold weather and in fact had a frost two nights ago, the french beans have been hit and the foliage on the potatoes has also been hit by the frost, just hope that is the last we will see before the summer. According to the weather girl the temperatures have been what we should expect in March and are unseasonably low for May.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Just one more day

Just one more day of campaigning to go. Each party leader is trying to out do the others by claiming they will be out and about trying to convince the undecided to vote for them. I can't help thinking that if people don't know who to vote for now, are they even likely to go out and vote on Thursday, isn't it more likely they will just stay at home. I don't think the opinion polls really take that into account.

With the reports on the news that there has been a significant increase in the numbers of people registering for postal votes - and each party accusing the others of electoral fraud, we may end up not looking any better than Afghanistan and will have to accept UN election observers in future to supervise our polling stations. It certainly will put a new stance on foreign policy - which our new government will have to deal with.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Election Fever

With just three days of campaigning left we have wall to wall election coverage on television. Just enjoyed a wonderful hour of Rory Bremner with his take on the election campaigns. Light relief on the other channel with the final of the snooker, such a contrast!

Quite a week ahead of us, will the Lib dems finally make an impact in Westminster? We've got our posters up, and 'I agree with Nick'.

Earlier this week attended our WI group meeting - Jeremy Spake from 'Airport' must say never watched the programme so didn't really know what to expect, but he was a great speaker, really knew how to work the audience and could speak and be heard without a microphone. Really had a good meeting well done Moreton Hall WI.