I can't remember if I have mentioned these boys before. Daniel and Charles were our first attempt at rearing our own beef. We never really planned on it but when Daniel was born from one of our imported cows from Holland he was just massive and the friendliest thing ever seen so he sort of… Continue reading RIP Daniel and Charles
Gosh I haven't blogged since June. That's bad! I could come up with a million excuses why but mainly its because I don't go on the farm very much anymore so not much to say. Then I realised that this blog isn't about the farm so much as my life married to a farmer so… Continue reading The summer of not much love
We have had a reshuffle of staff lately and I have to say it's lovely around here at the moment. Our new assistant herdswoman has come to us from a background of small herds. She has even worked on a calf at foot dairy and the cows love her. All of a sudden we have… Continue reading The farm is a petting zoo.
About a month ago we had a morning that I don't want to repeat for a while. It started an hour sooner than it should have at ten past 3 in the morning. Yet again the bulling heifers had broken through the fence and gone walkabout. This time turning up in a garden in the… Continue reading Heifers and trooper kids.
This week has been a rollercoaster. The downside to working for other people is that you are never really in control of what happens even if you like to kid yourself that you are. You still have to mess people around and try and juggle what seems like an impossible amount of tasks when if you… Continue reading Ok here’s the book blog.
Sometimes in life, things are sent just to remind you of how good life is. I truly believe this. I have had a week of very mixed emotions. For those who follow me on Facebook, you will know I saw mock-ups of my book at the beginning of the week which was super exciting. But… Continue reading The innocence of children
The sun came out! It was only for a couple of days but it did, honestly, I saw it. I love the way that the weather can change our moods so quickly. All of a sudden people are laughing, work isn't so hard, nothing takes as long and optimism and enthusiasm return. As predicted the… Continue reading Did you see it?
It has been an odd couple of months around here. My life has once again morphed in a direction I never saw coming. This happens a lot with me. Whether it is due to mental health or to growing up I honestly couldn't say but I do seem to suddenly become a new person and… Continue reading Morphing.
At the end of January we popped over to Spain for a couple of days to have a break before calving started. My Dad and Step-mum live out there so it was the first time we had seen them in 5 years. We had a lovely couple of days by the sea. We miss the sea… Continue reading The calves night out.
I have been struggling to do a new blog lately as I just feel so negative about the whole place. But this week has been a learning curve and so I felt I needed to get over the hump and get fingers on keys. The Beast From The East! What can I say? Like all… Continue reading What a week!!