23rd October 2019

A new heifer calf

I described last week as drab. Despite the unsettled weather, this week the colours outside have been less uniformly depressing. When the clouds have lifted, the […]
16th October 2019


Pleading self-indulgence, for those of you who missed it, the latest Trumpism was a justification for abandoning the Kurds – to quote his words as best […]
10th October 2019

TB Free

Out on a short car journey mid-week, I thought the one word which summed up the day was ‘drab’. The verges had practically no colour other […]
2nd October 2019

Rain rain rain!

What a very frustrating week. As if mirroring politics, the needed rain has come in excess. As a result, much of what was planned had to […]
26th September 2019

Autumn is here

So, autumn has definitely arrived, though the majority of trees retain their leaves and the roses are still in bloom. The horse chestnut trees are dropping […]
18th September 2019

Blackberries a plenty

I think that this week we have seen exactly how pleasant early autumn weather can be. Chilly nights and our first ground frosts of the year, […]
7th September 2019

Time for hedge cutting

What an unusual start to the week! A Bank Holiday coinciding with good weather after a scorching weekend. Thank goodness the two fields that had been […]
30th August 2019

Fencing Matters

A quite extraordinary week ending with the majority of the family going to the Chipping Camden Music Feastival to man an Ulula stall. In between whiles, […]
21st August 2019

Wildflower seed mix has arrived!

On Wednesday morning it really felt as though winter, not autumn had come. Steady rain out of a uniformly grey sky, and a chill that tempted […]