Podcasts and Video features

Podcasts and Video features

Richard’s Podcast 27th September 2010

We begin this month’s Tales from the Hill with Richard whisking away at his home made lime wash, something which he finds a fantastic material to use. After which we join him listening out and observing some hornets nestling in some lovely, fresh mint that fully flowered during mid August. Richard closely watches a hornet as it captures a hoverfly and alarmingly bites away at it.

Richard offers a new feature, whereby he conjures up and cooks food that comes from being completely self-reliant. Listen and learn as he prepares a sweet recipe for crayfish tails.

Lastly, in the meadow Richard spots an incredible sight; after calmly watching some house martins picking at some flying ants, suddenly a sparrow spiralling down, swoops up one of the house martins!

Before Richard leaves us, he gives us a sneaky insight into listening out to his next podcast where he will be picking grapes to help out his neighbours who own a fine vineyard – so listen out clickers! Link to iTunes.

Richard’s Podcast 6th August 2010

As Richard, his wife and friend’s stream down the wonderful famous stretch of the Golden Mile on the River Wye, they catch a beautiful front seat view of glorious black headed gulls, egret’s, minks, wood ducks and a large heron. He has a relaxing time while his wife paddles the canoe, and even manages to fit in some time for a cup of tea and biscuits!

As Richard, his wife and friend’s stream down the wonderful famous stretch of the Golden Mile on the River Wye, they catch a beautiful front seat view of glorious black headed gulls, egret’s, minks, wood ducks and a large heron. He has a relaxing time while his wife paddles the canoe, and even manages to fit in some time for a cup of tea and biscuits!

Richard then pays a visit to Andy Walton – yes, the one and only Terry Walton’s son. We hear some lovely comments about his gorgeous daughter Megan’s garden patch. Megan has some pretty dragonflies and painted flowers around along with a lovely cherry plum tree growing. Richard senses some competition between Andy and Terry when Andy claims that the peppers he is growing are the largest he will ever see!

The last stop for this month’s podcast is at a meadow above a house where a gentleman from Natural England is doing a survey. The meadow described is absolutely divine, with yellow rattle, bunny buttons, lots of different grasses and herbs such as sweet vernal grass, crested dogstail, autumn hawkbit, marbled whites, and the sweet smell of honey. Richard leads us on another delightful adventure as always. Link to iTunes.

Richard’s Podcast 2nd June 2010

Another enjoyable adventure of Tales from the Hill sees Richard Fishbourne nursing some new born lamb, changing their bedding and making them comfortable.

A quick switch takes us to the coastal area where Richard and Giles have just spent the day fishing. As he and his neighbour trundle through several pungent scents along their travels from coconuts to system-cleansing wild garlic, the beautiful flickering leaves in the sunlight lead Richard home to a delicious meal of sea bass with homemade mayonnaise.

Following on with a feature from Steve we hear of a replicated dummy head with microphones. Why not set one up in the garden to cleverly pick up sounds from above and behind, as well as left and right. Enjoy the relaxing clip of chirping birds and buzzing bees recorded. Link to iTunes.

Richard’s Podcast 29th April 2010

Take a trip out with Richard Fishbourne to Llangorse Lake in this latest podcast. With a spot of fishing surrounded by a wonderful landscape, what more could one ask for. Rich in wildlife, especially with various species of birds, Richard and his friend muse on the return of the swallows.

Later, catch up with Richard as he saves the local toads from imminent danger on the roads. After they have been collected he drops them off into the grassy meadows, where they can hop to their delight and take a swim in the pond nearby. On his trip he is also lucky to find in the mossy areas of the meadow handfuls of lob worms, and takes the oppoturnity to pick some ideal bait for fishing.Richard also provides you with his Fishbourne tip, on how to sow your parsnips directly into the ground, and acheive an ideal vegetable for roasting. Link to iTunes.

Terry’s Podcast 14th April 2010

Richard Fishbourne visits Terry Walton’s Rhondda valley allotment in very different climate to last month, to bring another delightful podcast. Link to iTunes. Richard’s Podcast 12th March 2010 There’s a treat in store for listeners to Richard Fishbourne’s latest Tales from the Hill, with an abundant number of different sounds. Richard… Link to iTunes.

Richard’s Podcast 12th March 2010

There’s a treat in store for listeners to Richard Fishbourne’s latest Tales from the Hill, with an abundant number of different sounds. Richard and Sarah both travel to the Radnor Forest chasing the thunderous clouds of starlings and describe it as a sight to behold. Link to iTunes.