Advent: Christmas Eve

An old photograph - we've not had a snowy Christmas for a few years. But this is "home" and it's prettier than the winter we're having at the moment! Home. I feel so very blessed. My family are the people I love most (closely followed by my animals of course!) and I am lucky enough …

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Advent: December 22nd

A funny photo I know. But I woke in the early hours having had a bad dream which involved losing these little guys so they're a bit on my mind just now! Sadly we really have lost almost all of them this year due to a very freakish combination of events that couldn't be foreseen. …

Advent: December 21st

The shortest day … and thank goodness for that!! Yesterday was beautifully sunny and clear, today is windy, grey and now lashing rain - looking for blessings I can only say I'm glad I got the dog walked and the outdoor jobs finished about 5 minutes before this all started! This was a double rainbow …

Advent: December 19th

Christmas is a quiet time for us. With animals to care for we don't ever go away to visit others at Christmas and apart from taking a little time to pause and reflect and share good times with those around us, the farm routine means that each and every day has a structure that cannot …

Advent: December 18th

I said I'd show you the stunning vista the Hebridean sheep from yesterday's post have. Holyhead Mountain, the beautiful heathland of The Range, the bird rich cliffs and shore and the Irish Sea stretching out to the horizon. The ferries pass along here on their way to and from Dublin several times a day. I …