This week has been bliss in our corner of the UK. The sunny warmth has arrived, meaning after school and work we’ve been spending time outside, relaxing in the garden. I say relaxing but it’s not really because N has been keen to do some gardening. But we’ve definitely been enjoying the sunshine and warmth, which is still in the 20 degrees Cs at 7pm. It certainly feels like summer. I’m not a gardener at all. My wall has a… Continue Reading “Enjoying garden relaxation”
We’re rapidly approaching Summer, but it’s still spring like on the farm with new babies appearing by the day. Both cattle and sheep are dragging out the usual lambing and calving season. Usually lambing for our farm is March, with calving mainly from the end of January to early March. Obviously the timings were a bit off this year, especially as there were a couple of calves born way back in September! Lambing Sheepwise, N’s 10 pregnant ewes were some… Continue Reading “Newborn animals on the farm”
This week’s My Sunday Photo is the first day this year we’ve properly spent out in the garden. It’s still too water logged on the grass really, but we got the kite out for some kite flying. Of course, as soon as we got it unfurled, the wind died down and N got bored trying. So while he went off and cut the grass (with scissors), I enjoyed some relaxation and kite flying. Taking me back to my childhood.
Our labrador is meant to be a gun dog. We went to pick her up when N was just under 3 months old, so they’ve grown up together. She’s a lovely temperament, is great around children and is a good protector. She is a rubbish gundog though, because she’s gunshy. She’s too nervy and doesn’t like loud noises. So she mostly just roams the farm all day. This morning though, I’d opened the door to get a shot of the… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – friendly labrador”
This month has seen the first pheasant shoot of the season. I had thought optimistically, that this would mean I’d have Saturdays with N while his dad was shooting. Of course that didn’t happen, so after swimming N got ready and waited to be picked up and taken off for the day to be a beater. His get up was interesting…I’m not sure his minion bobble hat was particularly appropriate, and I heard he soon shed his coat because he’s… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2016 week 45 – beater”
Spot the child. Amongst the blue. I really like this photo, even though it just seems like a lot of blue. In fact, the vehicle isn’t blue. It’s a grey Mitsubishi demo pick-up but the evening light was such that it all just came out as blue. As soon as N noticed his uncle driving it on the farm he wanted to check in out. So a quick ride around the farm in the back of the pick up was… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – blue”
We spend a lot of time going out and about. Well, just outside in general although I do admit that much of the time at home it’s N going out on the farm with his dad rather than me going out with him. We do spend a bit of time in the garden too. I also take N to lots of interesting places on day trips or longer visits. But sometimes simpler works just as well as a day out.… Continue Reading “Canal walks and chasing the combine harvester”
As soon as I spotted the BBC were doing the first Countryfile Live show, and that it was local to us, I knew we would be going. We’re farmers (well, N tells me I’m not, but I live on a farm and am married to one) and watch Countryfile every week. As I’m sure most farmers do. So of course it was an essential day out for us. We were lucky enough to get hold of tickets (blimey, by that… Continue Reading “Farming and family fun at the first ever BBC Countryfile Live”