I took my trusty sheepdog over to the farm where the nice old farmer let us play with his sheep yesterday …. we were having a lesson about sheep dog trialling … and believe me, that 20 mins in that field was the longest 20 mins of my life! My dog has a few personality [...]
Thought I would just share a funny little poem Foul Old Ron (my father by any other name) wrote for a friend of the family, a shepherdess in Scotland. There are a couple of ‘in jokes’ in there but I hope it gives you a giggle and anyone who has lambed in snow will know [...]
Natures Alarm Clock
As I clutched my morning coffee today, hopping from foot to foot to try to warm up, I heard the sound of nature announcing the arrival of morning. It was still dark but a few whisps of light were starting to filter through as the cockerel was crowing for all his might. I stood on [...]
Farming is not always as easy as it sounds!
Woke to a lot of snow; went off to work – feeding calves and bulls ,,, and knew I had someone coming to collect a couple of hebridean sheep that my boss told me were in the barn. Deep snow meant a very scary drive the 9 miles up the glen …. and once there, [...]
A Night to Remember
This evening I went to fellow Country Couples member Happydays house for tea, and afterwards he suggested a walk by the river as he said a herd of Fallow Deer were grazing down there. We set off with Happydays wee lurcher/terrier and wandered along by the river. It was a mild, calm evening and the [...]