Has it really been two weeks since we last posted on here?
Apart from being busy here on site with the usual day to day running activities that a camp site has, cleaning, grass cutting, meeting & greeting, pitching, general office work to name but a few we have been relaxing on our time off. Tomorrow we are going to see Malcolm & Alison, our old managers from Oxford who are now on the site in Chipping Norton.
We may have said this before and we will probably be saying it many, many more times but……we really enjoy working here. Although it is the busiest site we have worked on it is enjoyable. To walk around the 3 acre fishing lake before and after work is a great start and end to the day.
On our way around we have a laugh and a joke with the fishermen and women who are quite happy to tell us their tales of the ones that they have caught that day but seem reluctant to share the details of the ones that got away:-)
The lake is fishing well at the moment and anyone who comes here and does not catch must be doing something wrong. The water bailiff here onsite (Brian) does a very good job in assisting people and helping out with any enquiries they may have. Brian has a few years fishing experience under his belt, knows how to fish this lake and he is happy to pass that knowledge on to others.
There is lots of wildlife around if you know where to look and you do not always have to look too far.
There are newborn ducklings following their mother around and they are funny to watch, especially in the pond where they can be seen frantically chasing after any flying insect going. We also have new Moorhens that (in my opinion) are scruffy little things until they get older.
Nature is cruel sometimes though. The first lot of ducklings we had totalled 12 and I did not realise that not all of them survive as some are taken by the Crows:-( Each day we counted less and less. I think there are only 6 left now but hopefully they are too big for the crows to bother with.
The bird feeders are full of activity also. We have Greenfinches, Blue/Great Tits, Nuthatches and Robins. We have even seen a Greater Spotted Woodpecker on the feeder.
The chickens we have on site have been quick to learn that when the birds are on the feeder, especially the Great Tits, they throw lots of seed out which falls to the floor where the chickens lay in wait to peck away.
We have had a few nice rainbows recently.