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Are kids the prettiest baby farmyard animals?

There's some fierce competition but kids get my vote for sweetest farmyard animal

As the Winter solstice draws near, I begin to look forward (somewhat impatiently) to the longer, warmer days of Spring. On our smallholding, Spring was a time to welcome 'new arrivals' of all shapes and sizes and to enjoy the simple pleasure they brought to our family.

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The soundtrack to our smallholding

Songs can stick in your mind and have the power to transport you right back to a particular time and place many years ago.

One of the benefits of working in the countryside is being able to listen to the sounds of nature. I am the same, but sometimes I like to have a musical track as well.

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No man is an island

The paradox of self-sufficiency is that it encourages collaboration.

I was reminded of John Donne's wise words a few years ago whilst trying - deeply unsuccessfully - to erect some new wooden sheds at our family home on The Ridge in Kent.

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