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...
Banghaii Cardinals

Banghaii Cardinals

Years ago I established a coral reef in a marine aquarium. It was really hard work but I succeeded in creating a hugely diverse micro-world from which l learnt so much. Of all the residents, my Banghaii Cardinals fascinated me, mainly because of their elaborate...
That’s More Like It – The Intrepid Shepherdess

That’s More Like It – The Intrepid Shepherdess

In the wake of a little rant I had recently in this blog bemoaning the revolting high protein “pasta” that was made of fish from the Pacific, processed in Spain, by a Belgium company, for export to the UK, in non- recyclable containers, I had the pleasure of a...
Really? – The Intrepid Shepherdess

Really? – The Intrepid Shepherdess

In the admirable spirit of not wanting to waste food, a well-meaning and dear friend donated to me (for my dogs) some packets of fresh pasta that were surplus to requirements. Great. But as I was about to prepare this meal for Cal and Max, I noticed what it said on...
Basil Fawlty Phone Line – The Intrepid Shepherdess

Basil Fawlty Phone Line – The Intrepid Shepherdess

On 22nd December my landline died. I tried to report the fault online but when the system of the telecoms company, who shall remain nameless, informed me it couldn’t recognise my number, alarm bells stared to ring. After spending ages on their website hunting...
Creatures of Habit – The Intrepid Shepherdess

Creatures of Habit – The Intrepid Shepherdess

A common denominator among the wide variety of species living on my farm is that we are all creatures of habit. Consider the bedtime ritual. I switch off all lights downstairs, collect my glass of water and my mobile before pottering upstairs to run my bath. By the...

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