On Grief and Growing

Pink cherry blossom with 5 petals and bronze leaves.

This year, my 25th one, was the year I always told myself I’d have ‘caught up’ by… whatever that means. It’s like I thought life was a game of monopoly, with houses to gather with each year. The dating one, the driving one, the job one, moved out one, home-owner one, car, relationship, child… And […]

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Wheelchairs Are Like Glasses

Holly, a white woman with shoulder length brown hair, sitting in a powered wheelchair in a field with a bay pony leaning her head into her lap, smiling. Holly is wearing a black coat, black leggings, a black baseball cap and green tinted glasses.

Have you ever heard of the term Ambulatory Wheelchair User? I’m going to hazard a guess that unless you’re a part of the disabled community, or close to it, it’s unlikely you have…

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Cull Cows

A black cow standing with her mouth half open in a grass field that's a bit muddy

Culling breeding livestock seems like a bit of a taboo subject to talk about, so of course, I’m diving straight in…

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2020 On The Farm

I’ve been part way through this post for a few weeks now, trying to work out how to wave goodbye to another year on the farm when that year was 2020…

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All Things Cattle Breeding

Ask 10 different farmers which is the best breed of cattle, or any other livestock, to keep, and you’ll get 10 different answers. But why are there so many breeds, and how do people decide which to keep?

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Food Stories- An Interview With My Father

A red Massey Ferguson tractor driving across a field, with a set of discs on the front and a powerharrow and drill behind, drilling a crop.

Welcome to the Food Stories Series. A series to connect you to the stories of the people behind the food on our plates and the countryside we all enjoy. Their different roles, backgrounds, journeys, and reasons they do what they do. To kick this series off, I couldn’t think of anyone better to interview than my biggest farming inspiration, my teacher, mentor… and father.

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Harvest Sagas- Part 2

Looking up from the base of the stems of a field of golden wheat that's ready for harvesting.

Welcome to part 2 of this year’s Harvest Sagas. It’s certainly been a long one, the first to stretch into October for quite some time…

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Harvest Sagas- Part 1

Close up of a field of wheat, it's still green but the ears are there and the leaves are starting to get a yellow tinge.

Harvest Time It’s the slow humming of the combine, out of sight but not to be mistaken. The sight of golden carpets adorning the countryside, bales of straw popping up here, there and everywhere, children begging to stay out in the garden just a little longer to get a glimpse of the ginormous combine harvester… […]

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