When I arrived home from work the other day, I parked up outside the house, looked left up to the hill and this is what I saw. So beautiful.
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”
Last week N was loving his onesie again. I’ve no idea why, but we were getting packed for camping so he had to try it on to see if it still fit. It was a lovely one from Marks and Spencer – a little penguin onesie. N then went racing round the garden in his John Deere gator. He’s really getting a bit big for the gator now but he still loves it. It made me chuckle seeing a penguin… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2016 week 29 – Penguin on a gator”
It’s silaging time on the farm this week which means late evenings working. And evenings after school standing and watching the tractors driving in and out of the silage pit, unloading and driving out again while the grass is scooped up and compacted. N loves watching it, and I have to admit I quite like seeing the hustle and bustle too, of them trying to beat the rain.
All of N’s ewes who were pregnant have now lambed and there’s quite a difference in size between them in just a few weeks. So 9 lambs, all doing well, and the final one is out in the field behind the house. One evening this week we spent ages watching them, and this lamb in particular was keen to play. Unlike all of the larger lambs. He was quite happy to gambol around on his own while I took photos.… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – lamb”