Busy Teds at The Pres ….. An Arbour Tale
Busy Teds at The Pres
An Arbour Tale
It was a wet and windy Easter week and Teds spent time playing indoors.
They played with their new, giant friends, Stefan, Honey and Jingle-bear.
Gerard the lion, played too, but as soon as the sun appeared they went out to the garden. Whilst Richard mowed the drying grass, Olga and Vladimir set to, making wood chippings from sticks.
Percy and friends watched as the chippings dropped onto the grass.
“You are supposed to fix a bag underneath the machine to catch the bits!” shouted Percy.
So they did, and the big Teds carried on chipping.
At first they chipped flimsy dried fennel stems, but later watched sap splashing out onto the cutter rim, as they put in branches from trimmed Hornbeam.
The chippings went onto the weeded raspberry cane bed, over a compost mulch.
Vladimir and Olga were pleased with their work and when they had finished, they joined other Teds playing on the grass.
They all especially loved being cuddled by Honey Bear… 🙂 .
…and climbing all over Stefan and Jingle Bear!
From their positions underneath the apple tree, Teds could see other Teds swinging above in the branches in lovely little cabins shaped like Easter Eggs.
That was great fun!
In the field at the top of the garden, ewes and their lambs contentedly munched, and Mabel and Hoss sat on the Hornbeam branches to watch them, then investigated the tufts of wool that the sheep had left on the wire fencing.
“It’s like a bit of me!” pondered Mabel.
In the garden sunshine they spotted bees and butterflies. The butterflies, a Small Blue, a Brimstone, a Small Tortoiseshell, and an enormous Peacock, fluttered about too quick to talk to; but a big, blue-black Carpenter Bee was more sociable, and he was covered in pollen!
At the end of the day some of the Teds sat on the wall and watched the sun setting over the fields. It had been a lovely day.
Anne ….. Normandy ….. April, 2015