There are five new photographs on the Photo page starting…

February 17, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

There are five new photographs on the Photo page, starting from number eleven.

The first one is of Ramsden, our Portland Ram that died last week.

Taken when I visited the Dingle peninsular in Ireland, last October. Rose (FF)

I am glad I wasn’t the one on the end of this, Ugh. It is a little girl from Bristol. Elsie

Rocks on top of the Surprise near Sheffield. The view from the Surprise looking down over Hathersage. Lynne.

The first photograph is of our Portland Ram that died last week. It was taken by Vicky whilst on Holiday here with her parents. The Photograph could have only been taken a day or so before he died. We are pleased we have it as we never did take a decent photograph of him.

When Ramsden first came to Denbury he was a bit of a swine. Although he had large horns because of his breed he wasn’t that big. He also had quite a kind face. I have never really had any fear of any animal. Don’t get me wrong, I have had to run as fast as my legs would carry me on a number of occasions, when that was the only way at the very last resort when I was knew that I was going to get hurt if I hadn’t, so Ramsden was never a threat. But he charged at me a few times and it was quite painful. Once was when I was checking on the Lambs in the field last year. He just charged without any warning. The other two occasion’s was when the Sheep were in the pen that they are in now, and we were catching then to be shorn. After a while he never bothered charging again. He must have realised that wasn’t a threat.

We put the Sun on the Astro webcams yesterday and this afternoon. It was wandering a bit more than I wanted it to, so as the Moon was out I put the Moon on early. This is the longest dry and clear spell for a good while so I put the Telescope on as much as time allows me to. Trouble is that it take a while to focus in on the planets and it is quite cold in the Observatory. After broadcasting Saturn I will give Jupiter a try. Jupiter is a lot closer to the earth so it should be easier to show. The Telescopes computer tells me that it will rise after 6.30pm, but what time it will be able to be seen I am not sure. When it is darker I will use my finder to see where it is. As long as it is not to late I will put it on.