Normally we get a flood of calves born in January... so far for 2019 we had little Pumba born on New Year's day, then a big long gap of nothing... until now! It's now mid February and we've had two more little ones born. First of all Hermione plopped out a long legged, big eared … Continue reading More P babies!
Happy Monday! Another week has rolled by and while most get the Monday blues, I quite enjoy it. After forcing myself to rest on Sunday by means of vintage cider and classic Bond movies, I feel ready to crack on with work, planning things and completing chores. I always do my weekly food shop on … Continue reading Another weekend of snow and ice
In the Derbyshire Dales we've finally had a covering of snow! We had a single snow shower back in October 2018, but otherwise nothing since the endless Winter that the Beast from the East delivered from October 2017 to April 2018. Yes you heard that right, snow in April!! In England!! We have around 40 … Continue reading Hens don’t like snow!
Yesterday was a very sad day. We had to say goodbye to our farm collie, Ruby. Ruby was just shy of 9 years old, and a red merle border collie - a very rare breed which I personally had never encountered before I met her. She was my other half's family dog. She was originally … Continue reading Goodbye, dear Ruby.
A mere nine days into 2019 and I'm already reminiscing. I've been having a good 'old digital clear out and transferring photos onto Dropbox. My photos are very precious to me so I like to back them up onto there. I also use the Freeprints app to print off my fave pictures at the end … Continue reading My best moments of 2018
You know how on Christmas day, you wake to find lots of lovely presents? Well on New Year's Day we walked into the farm yard and discovered a fluffy, healthy bull calf. To be fair we were expecting him. One of our cows, Gazelle, had been looking ready to pop for a few days so … Continue reading Our first calf of 2019
Before you recoil in horror, this is not some morbid competition for fans of offal. Nope, this is my secret to making friends with cows, from someone who's spent their life dreaming of being a farmer. I'm sure other animal lovers out there must feel the same as I did. The desire to get a … Continue reading How to win your way to a cow’s heart