• Ruadhri’s Radish Recipe

    The radishes are already starting to build up. They’re doing brilliantly in the polytunnel. I’m pleased to say that most things are thriving as well, apart from the peppers, which I can’t get to germinate, and the spring onions. Those were very old seeds though. Ruadhri loves radishes served with...


  • A Country Veterinary Surgery

    Sheep drugs A vet’s surgery in a very small rural town is an interesting place to be. I called into ours today to pay for Friday’s call-out and get some drugs in to treat No. 28 as I haven’t seen any sign of placenta yet. Spring being the season of...


  • Two French Hens vs 300 kg Of Rubbish

    The French village of Pincé in Normandy has got it right. The Maire is proposing to supply two chickens to every household that wants them in a bid to cut down on organic waste. Chickens eat up to 150 kg of food a year. That’s a lot of leftovers they...


  • Palm Sunday (Rameaux) From Both Sides

    Palm Sunday started on Saturday with a rare service at our 12th century church, St Clair’s, in Nouzerines. It’s seldom open so we make sure we go to every event that’s held there to show our support for this wonderful building. The service was taken entirely by lay preachers. In...


  • Sheep Shenaningans

    Suffolk lambs. Pic from highfieldhousefarm.co.uk Yesterday was a heavy, sheep centred day. Our lamb breeding programme got off to a sad start. We went out yesterday morning to check the ewes, and found a lamb’s head protruding from No. 28. We rounded her up and took her to a stable....