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all in a day

It is a good day that begins with a visit from a kestrel. It was one of those days today when,on my morning visit to let the chickens out, I was visited by a kestrel, hunting above the meadow in the clear morning sky. 403 more words

Bees, Bugs And Butterflies

Corn Dollies

In recent weeks as I’ve travelled up and down the country it’s been a common sight to see the dense swirl of dust as the… 312 more words

Seasonal Stories

Excessive Heat?

LOL. Excessive. Yeah. Like the weather people are scolding August.

“Darn you August! This is well beyond tolerance! How dare you?!”

Anything above 80 is excessive if you ask me.  475 more words


Blackberry Picking

Blackberrying – on one of those August afternoons when you find the fruit hanging heavily and there’s just a hint of Autumn nipping the air – is there any finer way to spend a… 250 more words


Early autumn thinking

As August appears to be beckoning autumn on the island it is a natural time to take stock.  It has been the busiest summer I have had for some years and I need to reflect on that.   949 more words

Scottish Island Mum

As the Sun Sets on the Farm

We rode our bikes to the barn to finish up chores just as the sun was setting. It was a small list of things to do, all light work. 641 more words

Family Life

Only the Best For You

It may not be apparent on the blog. It may not really be obvious on the farm. Julie and I have scaled things back a bit this year. 1,091 more words

Lessons Learned