These inert indicators of life have been ‘retrieved’ from ‘the Carse’.
I intend not to ‘restore them’ but to arrange them in oor gairden. A new way of life before their time may be done.
[Nearly a year ago} March 2020:
When exploring the copse of trees, where the farmhouse and ancillary buildings once stood, I came across a number of clay pipes emerging from the woodland floor. These auld field drains were heavily covered in moss:
Moss Farm, Carse of Lecropt [was cleared to make way for the M9]:
To play a short film on Moss Farm please click here or on the image above
I recalled that I had read that the Carse soil had required extensive draining in the 18th century:
Not so long ago I made this film about Lord Kames after visiting his memorial at Blair Drummond:
To play this short film please click here or on the image above
Our home, Mossgrove was originally called Moss cottage. We have often joked that it was appropriately named because our garden is very good at growing moss! Indeed, in a way, it could be considered as a “moss farm”.