• Ruadhri

    So the youngest Dagg is 13 today. My baby is a teenager (in France, an ado). I feel old! From a tiny mite of 4 lbs 6 ounces born six weeks early, but who fought his way through those crucial first 48 hours, he’s now a sturdy young man, only a...


  • Snake in the Grass

    The mild winter we had has been good for all the local wildlife. In particular, butterflies and snakes seem to have benefited from it. There are definitely more than usual to be seen. You can’t take a step in any of our fields without sending a cloud of butterflies into...


  • Eight Years At Les Fragnes

    So, it’s eight years to the day today since Les Fragnes became ours. And Chris and I have broken a record. Up to now, the longest we’d lived in the same place since we got married was seven years. We had two years in Cramlington, Northumberland, then four years in...


  • Hay There!

    Our fields are full of hay bales at the moment, which not only looks nice, but also means our animals will have plenty to eat this winter. The hay is very good quality this year. We’d noticed that the grass had grown taller than we could ever remember it being....


  • Hog Blog

    Whoops, hadn’t realised it had been so long since I’d last written a blog. It’s partly the summer effect: our holiday cottage and carp fishing business is in full swing, and the hot weather means a lot more watering of animals and veggies has to be done. Oh yes, and...