Welcome to my little corner of the internet, please grab yourself a cuppa and have a look around! I’m Holly, a twenty-something, Yorkshire lass, cow enthusiast, home baker and lover of all things four-legged.
Through this blog, I hope to share a bit of everything; from insights into farm life, especially for those who don’t have the same view out of their bedroom windows, to snippets about life with disability, and any other musings which come along. But first, a bit about me…
A Few Random Facts:
- Roses are beautiful, but the way to my heart is a bunch of forget-me-nots. They’ve always been my favourite flowers; I don’t know what it is about them, but I’d happily have a garden full of them!
- I’m full of self-doubt, but I fell in love with the motto “be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons” as soon as I heard it and chant it to myself often.
- I’m terribly clumsy, often referred to as a bull in a china shop, and I’ve always got about a dozen different jobs on the go, with many more ideas whirling around my head, so if you’re looking for neat and organised, you probably won’t find it here!
My Story, So Far…
I was lucky enough to spend my childhood living on the beautiful farm I call my home, spending every waking minute outside; usually on a horse. As I turned 16, I was knocked off my meticulously planned-out path of A-levels and agricultural college when a neurological condition, called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E., also known as CFS), dropped in to say hello, then forgot to leave.
“Even when things turn out differently than expected, you are still being directed right where you need to be.”
Morgan Harper Nichols
Safe to say, life’s a little different to what I once imagined, but there are worse places to be homebound than on a farm.
I have known I wanted to be a farmer for as long as I can remember and have also always had a love of everything academic; a combination some of my school teachers found quite perplexing. I’m hoping this blog is a way of incorporating both, whilst breaking down some stereotypes along the way.
I hope you enjoy my ramblings and decide to stick around and see what the future holds for both myself and this blog, as I try to find my place in the world of Agriculture. I’m sure there’ll be some entertaining anecdotes along the way; after all, farming and faulty health aren’t exactly a conventional combination!
If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact me here.
Hope to see you around!
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