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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Another Blow for British Agriculture

Today, I’m disappointed.
I’m disappointed the majority of our government, including our Prime Minister, voted NOT to make crucial amendments to the Agriculture Bill in parliament, yesterday. Amendments to protect our shelves from imports of food produced in ways which are illegal here.
Food safety standards affect everyone, and here’s why…

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Meet The Moo Monday

On the first Monday of 2020, I started doing ‘Meet The Moo Monday’ on my blog’s social media accounts. (It actually popped into my head around last November. Every week, I told myself I’d start it, but kept getting cold feet.) What is it? Meet The Moo Monday began as an excuse to introduce our […]

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Alpaca-Gate

Two Alpacas. Three People. Two Six-Wheeled, Powered Wheelchairs. One End Goal- Get said Alpacas into the barn. What could possibly go wrong?

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The End of an Era

Black & white photo. Two shire horses, a black one and a grey one, standing around a well in a field, on a farm, with four people. The black one has one of the people sitting on it and the grey is drinking from the well.

A glance at the past, with photos from an almost forgotten time, as one of the final ties to my ancestors comes to an end, and a look into the reasons why…

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Farm Life: Autumn

A field of Wheat Stubble with round bales of straw dotted around.

A look back at Autumn on the Farm, full of uncooperative weather and rebellious cattle. Find out what the beginning of the Arable Farming calendar entails…

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Farm Life: Summer

Close up of a field of Winter Wheat, almost ready for combining.

With the trees beginning to change colour and the nights drawing in, it can only mean one thing… Summer is well and truly, fading away. But first, I’m going to take you back to those long, sunny (well, not always, this is England we’re talking about) days and tell you all about Summertime on the farm…

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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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