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Badger dragging a ???????

Written by stephen gale

We caught this footage recently of a badger apparently dragging what looks like another animal.  I am not quite sure what it is.  Is it a cat? a rabbit? or a baby badger?

We looked in this location the following day for any signs of something being left behind (e.g. fur, a dead body), but there was nothing.  A quick Internet search reveals that badgers are known to take domestic pets (including cats), but it is considered rare.  In the entire time that we have owned the property, we have never seen any rabbits here – either dead or alive (maybe the badgers have eaten them all!).

It is a shame that it is difficult to tell from the night time footage exactly what it was.  I guess we will never know.

Back filling the ground loops

Written by stephen gale

We have spent most of today back filling the land after installing the ground loops last week.  We have installed 1800m of ground loops in the field adjacent to the house.  This has been a mammoth task since it has involved removing all of the topsoil and subsoil from this field, installing the pipes and then back filling the field.

Today, the last of the pipes were covered up.  Hopefully, we will not be seeing these again for a very long time.  The pipework has been pressurised while we have been backfilling. If any of the pipes get damaged, the pressure would drop immediately.  Fortunately, the pressure has remained exactly the same throughout.

I took some time lapse video of backfilling the field today.  You will find it here on YouTube.

We have made some serious progress today on reducing the size of the spoil heap.  All of the subsoil is back down.

We have made some serious progress today on reducing the size of the spoil heap. All of the subsoil is back down.

This is probably the last we will see of the ground loops.  Hopefully.  Covered with light grey sand and then buried under the subsoil.

This is probably the last we will see of the ground loops. Hopefully. Covered with light grey sand and then buried under the subsoil.