Training sheep on a lead

I meant to write this a little while ago but events of the past few weeks have overtaken me, so this post is a little late in the season. July is a most incredibly busy time on a smallholding, and […]

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Finding Community in Unofficial Places

So, I haven’t got a regular, full time job. It’s not easy generating your own living as any self employed person will attest. However, one of the huge plus sides is the wide range of people that you meet and […]

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The Importance of Being Honest

Like in Oscar Wilde plays, life can seem quite farcical at times. People are rarely what they seem – to themselves as much as anything. It’s so hard to know what honesty with oneself actually looks like? We try so […]

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Welcoming in the wild

In our quest as a species to justify our separation from and superiority to nature, we invent lots of ways in which we ensure our difference. We wear clothes, we use fire. We create political systems, and myriad types of […]

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Spring cleaning

It’s the time of year when I feel this crazy and irresistible urge to clear out old junk. I have been cleaning out dark corners of my roundhouse (well, curves anyway!). I have been going through old tat and making […]

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