11th December 2019

Rainbows after the rain

This week, as far as the farm is concerned, has been very quiet. This in part because feeding and checking the animals takes most of Tim’s […]
3rd December 2019

Contented animals

Since the less said about the weather the better, I thought I might comment on changes in the birds we see and the song we hear. […]
27th November 2019

Mud, mud, glorious mud!

If any of you ever saw or heard Flanders and Swan you may well remember ‘The song of the Hippopotamus’ and its chorus in particular: which, […]
21st November 2019

Challenging rain!

It feels a little strange writing these notes when my notes for last week have only just gone out! The explanation is straightforward. The farm office […]
16th November 2019

More rain!

So, Guy Fawkes day has come and gone. Of course, most these days know as little about its origins as they do about Christmas, Easter and […]
6th November 2019

We’re expecting!

The urge to rant is very strong at the moment, triggered probably by watching a couple of programmes in the television series presented by Simon Reeves […]
29th October 2019


If it were not for the utterly depressing political situation, we all would be pretty cheerful this week, despite the desperate act in nature to give […]
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 […]