Hazel, willow, beef and storytelling from Bedfordshire

Monthly archives for August, 2011

Yellow or grey? Don’t forget th...

Yellow or grey? Don’t forget the bins next time

I saw a small group of very graceful birds flitting around the cattle on Friday. There were five in all and they seemed to be picking insects out of the grass and from the air; no doubt enjoying the cows’ usual and no doubt tasty companions. I immediately identified them as yellow wagtails but then remembered […]

Beef days – one down, one to go

Beef days – one down, one to go

We spent Thursday distributing beef to customers. It’s a day that requires a fair amount of preparation and always starts early and tense. This pair of animals went off to Evans more than three weeks ago. We loaded them with a surprisingly small amount of effort, at 5.45am, and they looked good. The half hour journey has […]