Hello there! Welcome to my little corner of the internet, I’m Holly, a twenty-something, Yorkshire lass, cow enthusiast, home baker and lover of all things four-legged… Here to give you an insight into my life and share my passion for Agriculture with those who don’t have the same view out of their bedroom window, as well as working towards making the countryside a little more accessible and inclusive.
A Few Facts About Me:
- 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), and its friend PoTS, dropped in to say hello and forgot to leave.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us”Joseph Campbell
I’ve 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.
Farming and faulty health might not be a conventional combination, but I’m determined to find my place in the world of Agriculture, whatever form that may take. Being disabled means I know all too well about adapting to circumstances out of your control, a handy talent to have when working so closely with animals and the weather.
I hope you enjoy my ramblings and decide to stick around- you can sign up here to make sure you never miss a post.
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Hope to see you around!
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