Last night we were watching the dogs having their last run in the garden before going to bed when we spotted two dark shapes slowly emerging from the log heap. We immediately thought they were rats as we are surrounded by arable fields but when we called the Jack Russells they didn't take the slightest notice. I grabbed a torch and we were thrilled to spot two baby hedgehogs!!
You may think this is no big deal but when we bought this two acre property in 1990 it was on intensively farmed arable land. I was told by a local tractor driver that nothing would grow without chemicals, other than fen nettles (and boy, do they sting!)
Many years later after lots of hard work and perseverance, we have a healthy organic garden, abundant wildlife and worms a plenty but until last night we have never, ever seen a hedgehog because they don't like fenland soil.
It might seem daft but we're really excited and we'll be out there tonight with a camera because last night, by the time I'd dashed back indoors to grab my phone, they'd disappeared back under the logs.
I feel like the final box has been ticked!
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