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The first night..zzz

So today passed in a bit of a quick blur… and not due to having cow muck in my eyes luckily.

The first milking started at half six this morning. 318 more words

Cunning plans - Noldy Rust

Happy New Year to you all! The Christmas/New Year break has been and gone and all is well in our neck of the woods. While some holiday makers were lamenting the fact that the inclement weather was affecting their holiday (and I’m sure it was), we farmers were gratefully checking our rain gauges and texting each other with rainfall totals. 952 more words


Giving the spiders a fright - John van der Goes

Time has roared around again and I need to write about what has been happening here. In truth it feels like not much. Just the usual things that seem to keep us busy and leave no time for the things we want to get done. 504 more words


The Silage (My Mortal Enemy: Part II)

Exhibit 1: The Silage

(Click here for Part I of My Mortal Enemy)

Nothing is of more importance to the dairy farmer than ‘the silage’. Cutting the silage is a sacred act, as ritualistic in its way as the Pentecost Mass.  294 more words


Christmas is coming! - Brian Frost

December has arrived, along with all its craziness with end of year things to attend. We are off to a flying start and up for the worst parent awards, where we are in the lead at the moment, by completely missing the violin recital :(. 440 more words


Rural Gloucestershire!

Back in UK for a while so ‘local’ photos are the order of the day.

Local for me  is Forest of Dean/Wye Valley (Gloucestershire) and SE Wales (Monmouthshire)….not a bad part of the world for some good photos. 10 more words

My Local Patch


Ballynichol townland lies south of the town of Comber in County Down.   Local resident Lolly Spence, local historian and one of the first people to read this blog, suggested that I take a walk along Ballynichol Road. 569 more words