You may wonder why I called this site There's
a Woodpecker eating our House? Well, as I lie on the sofa in
the sitting room after lunch trying to have a rest, I am disturbed by
what sounds like an ack-ack gun as a greater spotted woodpecker hammers
into the wood on the front of the house. It makes me jump out of my
skin. Click on the picture below
to listen (it sounds 10 times louder than this) but please use your
back button to return to this page.
If you're not on broadband you may have to wait a while for the sound
to come up!
It is 15 years since we bought our site and some of the
trees we planted then are 30' high! We have lived here for 10 years
now, the garden is well established and we get a good crop of grapes
and apples in the autumn.
Unfortunately digital cameras were few and far between
when we began the project so I've had to scan all the photographs. We
hope you've enjoyed following the story. Should you have any comments
about the site please click here
to e-mail us.
For those of you who have persevered to the end of this
story I have created a special gallery containing
just a few photographs of the wonderful views we have. Most of them
are of this property taken from a distance. Please click here
if you'd like to see them.
Click here to go to
Nigel Rigden's web site.
Listed below are other sources relating
to the creation of this web site:
Homebuilding and Renovating
Woodpecker photographs courtesy of the Botanic
Garden at Durham University
Woodpecker voice from findsounds.com
Pyramid bullet from New