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Half term storms

I am back at my desk after an action-packed half term. The camping trip was a surprising success considering we slept through an almighty thunderstorm. ‘Sleeping’ is probably a bit of a stretch but we definitely nodded off at some … Continue reading

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Huffy herons

Birds, blossom and buds are all flourishing along the river banks now the weather has warmed and it has finally stopped raining. There are rabbits everywhere. I have disturbed the grey heron from his huntings several times on my bike, … Continue reading

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Open Farm Sunday

Today was Open Farm Sunday. The idea behind this fantastic initiative is that we, the general public, can visit the places and people who produce our food and care for our countryside. We headed out to a farm near us, … Continue reading

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Inheriting

In a kind of lovely postscript to my last post, I received a brilliant email. I’ll quote a little bit of it:  “…just a quick note to say we moved into your old house a month ago and adore your … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night

Festivities and special days cluster around this time of year like a group of teenagers on a street corner. Then November stretches out in grey dreariness with nothing to break it up until the countdown to Christmas begins. If it … Continue reading

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Soaring

We often think of the farm and miss it very much (for new readers, we moved to our current and more urban home in April). We wonder to each other how the kingfisher down by the river fared this year, … Continue reading

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Something finished

I feel a bit like I’ve reached base camp on Mount Everest. After week’s of working away I have managed to finish one of my final year projects. It’s really motivating to have completed something. It is a children’s book … Continue reading

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The colour green

A variety of coloured dots have been appearing on the backs of the ewes on the farm. We’re halfway through breeding season and for sheep this is known as tupping. Our next door neighbour, who is the shepherd on the farm, … Continue reading

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A day for remembering

At the top of the farm the low sun illuminated the golds and bronzes of the long grasses. The sky was lilac and the wintery sun elongated our bodies in leggy shadows across the fields. It felt like a day … Continue reading

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Ollie the Collie

This is the latest addition to the staff on the farm. She is called Ollie. In a couple of weeks she’ll be off with the pack so we have to make the most of her while we can. When our … Continue reading

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