Hazel, willow, beef and storytelling from Bedfordshire

Monthly archives for December, 2010

Copper in a coat

Copper in a coat

After a spiritual uplift, something of a downer. Copper’s been off-colour for a while. In fact she’s been looking a bit below par through the autumn. This six – year old cow is one of our favourites. I know, the well-hard farmer’s front breaks up very quickly, but she’s placid and friendly; always one to […]

Winning a prize lifts the spirits

Winning a prize lifts the spirits

We’ve won a prize – a CPRE Mark to be precise. A slightly cryptic name perhaps; exciting nonetheless and something that has lifted our spirits. The Bedfordshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has run the Living Countryside Awards for three years. They aim to recognise landowners, individuals and commercial users of […]

Cold!

Cold!

Suddenly winter’s here and although we are currently sitting between huge areas of snow to both north and south, it’s been really cold (for the UK). We’ve been at or below¬†zero degrees for nearly a week, our wood burner is running 24 hours a day and the central heating has been acting up (now fixed […]