Sunny Birch Water

Just showing off my photography skills, not really – anyone can do it with these brilliant phones that take nice pics.  So we’ve had some anglers since May and they’ve all had a good time here, caught some good fish, … read more…

Where’s the water gone??

Quite dramatic to see the water drained from the lake.  The level has been lowered by a very large siphon system over the dam wall in order to carry out necessary work so that we can change the status of … read more…

The cabin’s coming!

Work has started on making the cabin a more habitable lovely place at the end of the lake.  We’re planning to do it up so that we can rent it out and let others enjoy this little bit of peaceful … read more…

Second attempt to siphon

Well a couple of months later and the siphon is up and running again and the lake is emptying well.  It is due to rain which will put the whole process back again however hopefully not as much as it … read more…

Pipes and siphons

Last week a lot of effort and head scratching went into making a siphon to take down the level of the lake so that we we will be able to get on with the ‘derivation’ work.  Although a relatively simple … read more…

Gone fishing

Once upon a time two fishermen went fishing and they caught some big fish. They had fun camping in their bivvies and cooking their food, enjoying the good weather and being occasionally disturbed by the beep beep of the bite … read more…

Adieu oaks

Very sad to say that we had to cut down the two large oak trees that stood at either end of the dam last week. They had become high risk as if they were ever to be uprooted by strong … read more…

winter walk

Taken a stroll or two around the lake recently. It looks stunning with the heavy frost and the sunshine we’ve been having and as usual the lake did freeze for a couple of weeks.