I came across this very recent post (January 27, 2020) on the Strutt & Parker rural hub website and was outraged by the lack of insight and research relating to the perception of British farming.Continue reading Misleading farming article from Strutt & Parker
We have two cats. Leopold our male rescue, and Olive, our 10 month old female British Short Hair. Leopold loves spending time outside; Olive by stark contrast is not a fan of the outdoors. So it was quite amusing when a male pheasant got uncharacteristically close to the house.Continue reading Olive gets her first close-up pheasant sighting
There’s a lot validity to predicting the weather from the old saying: “Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight. Red sky at morning, shepherd’s take warning.”Continue reading Predicting the weather: red sky method
Recently, I have found myself thinking a lot about the climate, sustainability and the demise of our planet. It’s a mess: uncontrollable fires in Australia, plastic choking our seas and oceans, melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels, bleaching corals, droughts, floods, record temperatures. Things are out of control.Continue reading State shift: have we reached the tipping point?
We woke up this morning to a cold and frosty picture. Frost has blanketed all the surrounding fields around us, and the temperature was at -2C. Major parts of the UK have severe fog warnings, with some parts of the country hitting -10C overnight.Continue reading The weather is changing