The History of Hedgerows

The first hedgerows were merely strips of woodland marking the boundaries of fields carved out of the landscape by Bronze Age farmers. The oldest remaining hedge boundaries today are to be found in Cornwall. They are stone-faced earth banks often with vegetation growing at the top. They can be up to 4,000 years old. New hedges were often planted in Roman times and the practice continued through the following centuries to some degree. But The Enclosures Acts implemented between 1750 and 1850 prompted a great surge in hedge planting by powerful landowners in their avid quest for land acquisition and desire to mark boundaries. This helped to create the patchwork of fields we so associate with the English countryside. The …

2012 Survival Guide

There are people who believe that the Earth will soon be subject to immense disaster due to the upheavals in the sun’s magnetic fields. These fluctuations in the magnetic fields are suppose to generate enormous solar flares that will affect the polarity of the entire planet Earth. When the polarity of the world changes many natural disasters are believed to arise. These natural disasters include massive earthquakes, colossal tsunamis and intense volcanic activity. Some even believe that the Earth’s crust will shift to such a drastic degree that many continents will be swept thousands of miles away from their present positions. So the question is – how does one survive 2012? Here is a basic 2012 Survival Guide list of …