Country life · Farm life · Gardening

A year in the making…

For the past few years my most favourite festive activity has been to make a Christmas wreath. I love the beauty of them, their brightness and greenness. They welcome visitors into our home and give a cheeriness to the farm. But what I really love is the task of gathering the ingredients. Traditionally I have made them with… Continue reading A year in the making…

Cattle · Farm life

The birth of a cow…

We’ve recently welcomed a new calf onto the farm – the birth was tricky and complex. As the last calf due on the farm this year, its arrival was highly anticipated and it’s birth was expected to be pretty straight forward as the mother is the most experienced on the farm – she’s also the largest, making her the herd’s natural matriarch.… Continue reading The birth of a cow…