I haven’t been over to Leradale for ages so this afternoon I popped over with some friends, who happen to be interested archaeologists, and BeAnne for a lovely walk.

I also wanted to show off my Bronze Age settlement, like you do!

I tend to leave the land alone when it is not in use so the grass gets to grow undisturbed.  The Minions and the pregnant Icelandic mares will probably arrive in January or earlier if necessary.

It was nice to wander around, though, and remember how it was last winter with all my ponies and horses living here.

After the winter decimation, there is now plenty for everyone to eat.  Amazingly, the grass always grows back easily.

The archaeological sites of interest are still there.  Phew. This is our Bronze Age round/oval house.

And it was a good dog walk too, which is important to me and BeAnne.

I have missed Leradale.

It is such a special place and showing it off to my archaelogical (and very knowledgeable) friends was fascinating.  I want to learn about this place and understand how the Bronze Age folk lived here.

My quern-stone is still where it always is.

4 thoughts on “Leradale

    1. Frances Post author

      “Quern-stones are stone tools for hand-grinding a wide variety of materials. They are used in pairs. The lower, stationary, stone is called a quern, while the upper mobile stone is called a handstone. They were first used in the Neolithic to grind cereals into flour.”

  1. Terri

    I never tire of Leradale…such a lovely, mystical place. I like to wonder about its past inhabitants. Thanks for these photos.


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