This country is always throwing up surprises. I was opening the bedroom window to let in some night time air as the temperature has been in the mid 30’s for the last week and this is what I saw snuffling around the bottom of a cherry tree just 10m away, a female wild boar and her four cute boarlets. They stayed for 20 minutes until spooked by a car coming up the lane. The next night Himself was outside, just as dusk turned to twilight, locking up the garage and found himself face to glinting tusk with the biggest male boar you can imagine. The boar owned the night as Himself made a swift, yet stealthy, retreat.