My Year in Pictures

January 28th 2016 I decided to start a blog as a practice and discipline to make me write on a regular basis.  I had no real idea  which direction it would take, how often I would write, who, if any, would read it, and how long it would last. Just under a year later and … More My Year in Pictures

My Week in Pictures

Monday was BOILING (Tuesday too).  I blogged earlier in the week about how it was almost too hot but it was certainly a great day for gardening in your wellies. The sun shone and shone and this local field is full of the humble dandelion, turning the ordinary into the extra ordinary. This is the … More My Week in Pictures

Living the dream.

Q. Why did the chicken cross the road? A. Because seemingly there was a square inch of garden on the other side that they hadn’t pooped on yet. Yes readers I’m now living the n̶i̶g̶h̶t̶m̶a̶r̶e̶  dream and am a fully fledged  keeper of three much longed for chickens. Following one or two false starts where … More Living the dream.

Animals misbehave

I need a hen whisperer and perhaps one for the dog too. I’ve been having animal issues all day today.  Along with the hens regular laying success (at last!) they seem to have a new found sense of adventure.   I opened the front door to find one on the door step today just about … More Animals misbehave

Cracking jokes

Orkney Beef is in big trouble, so is his side kick Dixie Chuck. They share a mutual interest in country music, dogs and winding me up. I get a lot of stick from them both on Facebook but today they took it to a new level. I returned home from work and as usual went … More Cracking jokes