‘The hens made a bid for freedom , there’s one on the field and two on the west wall down by the new shed’ This was the text I received from Orkney Beef earlier today. How I wish I could’ve been there to witness the comical scenes of him running around a field trying to … More Life and light
In Orkney you can often get four seasons in a day. The cold snap continues and the day started with a smattering of snow, enough to create pretty looking scenery while the chickens huddled together and continued their egg laying strike while looking at me with their ‘clean up our house and give us food in … More There’s no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing.
I declare the weekend OPEN! *pops Prosecco* I’m actually not a big drinker but I do like a cheeky glass of the sparkly stuff every now and again and tonight I’m in a celebratory mood. First of all, and for the first time this year, I drove home from work in DAYLIGHT so the days … More Views and stats news
I know we’re not out of the woods quite yet but, this week I saw my first sunrise of the year which caught my breath, and made me believe the long winter is beginning to draw to a close. Some people are already seeing snow drops but mine … More The tide is turning
After over 24 hours of severe wind, rain and hail stones there is finally silence. Silence outside as we can’t hear roof tiles rattling any more nor various miscellaneous items being throw about the garden, and silence inside as the Sky box seems to have malfunctioned due to the storm. Hubby (Orkney beef) and I spent … More And then there was silence
There are gains and losses to living in such an exposed area. The gains are the breathtaking panoramic views which I never tire of. I can see down to the Bay of Skaill (pictured)from my sitting room window and the waves can be pretty spectacular. The losses has to be it’s not very sheltered … More Keeping Upright