A GIRL, A GODDESS, AND A THUNDERSTORM

Today, I’ve got a story I’d like to tell you. It involves a girl, who once spent several years dreaming of the day she could go outside and see the cows. Who had many a conversation with her Occupational Therapist about the logistics of bringing one to the front door of the house, and even of bringing a calf up to her bedroom, during the years the downstairs world was out of reach. On Friday, she got the chance to help a heifer to calve- here’s the story of that calving…

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Calving 2020

While most of the world has stood still, the cows (and the humans) have been as busy as ever here. So, I thought it was time to give you a recap of this year’s calving season, complete with some calf spam to brighten your day!

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Seeing Double

Lincoln Red cow laid with her twin Limousin cross calves in a bed of straw in a stable.

The ‘T’ word… Marmite to Mother Nature. Either prompting catastrophe or elation, depending on the day. Twins…

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You Win Some, You Lose Some

You win some, you lose some. Quote over a photo of grass.

This has been playing on my mind lately, so I thought I’d share it with you. I hope you can take something from it; whether that’s comfort in knowing you’re not alone, or just a better sense of understanding or empathy… “Where there’s livestock, there’s deadstock” The oldest saying in the book. It’s the reality […]

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Farm Life: Spring

A close up of yellow flowering oilseed rape with blue sky overhead.

Hello again, it seems we’re in June; how did that happen!? So, it must be time to settle down and write Spring’s farm update! Farm life means living with the seasons, in-tune to Mother Nature, and in no season is that more apparent than this. Spring always reminds me of the quote, “nature does not […]

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An Ode To The Mothers

A group of brown and black cows and a brown calf looking at the camera from the other side of a barbed wire fence in a grass field.

As today is Mother’s Day, and since we are in the middle of calving so there’s a constant source of inspiration at the moment, I thought I would dedicate this blog post to profiling 10 types of Mothers you can find in a herd of cows. So, from the wonderful to the wonderfully incompetent, here […]

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