Unexpected Consequences – The Intrepid Wool Grower

Unexpected Consequences – The Intrepid Wool Grower

Ahead of Brexit (remember that?), I was concerned about being able to ship my duvet stock from Italy where it is manufactured. So before any potential window of opportunity could close, I placed a huge order and then shipped the lot to the UK. Our stock room was...
Laughter is the Best Medicine – The Intrepid Wool Grower

Laughter is the Best Medicine – The Intrepid Wool Grower

As a child growing up in South Africa I have a vivid memory of that little C5 size magazine called Readers Digest. Specifically I recall the section headed “Laughter is the best Medicine” and I regularly read the amusing anecdotes that followed. They were always very...
The Curious World of Chickens – The Intrepid Wool Grower

The Curious World of Chickens – The Intrepid Wool Grower

I don’t suppose many people give chickens a second thought other than to wonder how to cook them. But I enjoy living with my little clutch of hens and find them really interesting. Did you know that they can change colour? I have, for example, what used to be a...
Nearly Brought to Book – The Intrepid Wool Grower

Nearly Brought to Book – The Intrepid Wool Grower

My sisters and I used to call my grandmother Mrs Cottonreel. She was a ferocious reader, gobbling up 3 books a week, even when in her 80s she suffered from failing eyesight. When she passed away, my mother and I cleared her house, a home of four decades. Imagine our...
Hanging Up My Lambing Gear

Hanging Up My Lambing Gear

As we are told we can start coming out of lock down, I look back on the past 3 months and realise how much I enjoyed it! Yes, I am lucky on the farm with my own space and surrounded by all my animals, who even under normal conditions, represent most of my...
Where Did The Time Go? – The Intrepid Wool Grower

Where Did The Time Go? – The Intrepid Wool Grower

Many folk I talk to say “I got into a lock down haze and days merged into weeks and then months. I look back and wonder what I actually did for all that time?” Yes, I initially felt the same.  But then I had a good look around my farm and, to my relief, I can see what...

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