A friend and I went to visit Lyradale – I haven’t been back since we took everyone away early last Spring.
I didnt need to see it really but I just wanted to know if the grass was growing.
The answer isyes, yes it is. Very much. So that’s good.
Last year, I didn’t buy Lyradale or move the ponies in until December so I am going to try and do the same again this year (unless, of course, we are desperate.)
Nothing is written in stone and you never know. We will see what the winter weather brings.
Lyradale is special and particularly suited to winter grazing as it can offer natural shelter from three sides.
There is also more grass as there have been no sheep grazing this time.
So, my friend and I wandered around.
There are a few faint archaeological features which I would be very interested to know more about.
The first is the low rock boundary and parallel rocks down one side.
Next up, is the “round” house or long house” depending on your opinion.
And, lastly, there is the ninety degree turn on the wall boundary with an extra bit built in. Now what is that all about?
So answers on a postcard, please. If you want to come and dig or geo-phys the area, please do get in touch. We would love to know more.
All being well, the equine inmates will arrive in January. All not being well, they may come a few months earlier.