Hello there! Welcome to my little corner of the internet, I’m Holly Moscrop, a twenty-something, Yorkshire lass, cow enthusiast, home baker and lover of all things four-legged… Here to share an insight into Agriculture and help people reconnect to their food, as well as bringing the British Countryside to those who perhaps don’t have the same view out of their bedroom window.
A FEW 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 tend to favour the humorous-reality approach to life, rather than rose-tinted.
- 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!
A LITTLE BACKGROUND
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. Safe to say, life looks a little different to how I once imagined, but doesn’t everyone’s, eh?
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 and sharing a behind-the-scenes insight into the world of farming so everyone can learn about where their food comes from, regardless of whether they have easy access to the countryside.
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 (currently, it takes the form of paperwork and blocking gateways, and taking you guys along with me).
I really hope you enjoy my ramblings and following our farm happenings, and decide to stick around- you can sign up here to make sure you never miss a post! If you ever have any questions or requests, just ask away- you can leave a comment or send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It still baffles me that anyone is actually interested in what I have to say. Thank you so much for reading, following, sharing, engaging, and for every time you’ve said you’ve gained something from what I’ve shared; and if you’re new here, I look forward to seeing you around!
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