Author Archives: Kathy

Five generations of shepherds

Sometimes I bring the sheep back to the barn, but most days I just leave it to the expert. He somehow manages to send the dogs half-way up a mountain and then have them bring the sheep down at a … Continue reading

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Morning cereal

There’s not many days that I get up at 7 am on a Sunday morning, but this was the exception. Once the combine has finished harvesting the cereals, the straw that is left is baled and stored for the winter. … Continue reading

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The problem with hiking

I love hiking, but when we go walking in the mountains it’s usually a fairly solitary experience. The day I managed to get this shot of my husband, I was quite pleased with myself. I don’t usually manage to get … Continue reading

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Harvest time (at last)

The wet and cold weather we had throughout the spring meant that all our crops were late this year. But all that water is certainly paying off now. My husband dusted off the communal combine harvester yesterday and started on … Continue reading

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