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The S'Lowdown

Welcome to The S’Lowdown –
Swallowtail Hill’s place for reading and relaxation. Why not grab a cuppa and take five minutes for yourself? Go on - we won’t tell anyone!

25 April 2010
Poo Story

Today, I walked back from the sheep’s summer pasture with a bucketful of sheep-shit…

19 April 2010
Happiness Is….A Tidy Greenhouse

Some time back Best Friend Lisa introduced me to a TV show called The Allotment. It had weekly item on it entitled ‘What’s In My Shed’…

18 April 2010
Return Of The Swallows

Much of what happens round here is ridiculous, random, incomprehensible. But sometimes something happens that makes your heart soar. That was today…

16 April 2010
Lost And Found

Today we lost some sheep and a mobile phone. Or rather Christopher did. Not that he is admitting this…

12 April 2010
Botany Is Beyond Me

I know rather more botanists than is normal. They have remarkable brains. Every single one of them can take one look at a plant – a grass, a lichen, an inconsequential ground hugging green thing…

6 April 2010
Drenched Sheep

The sheep need drenching. This is the professional-farmer-term for sticking a sort of water pistol in a sheep’s mouth and squirting in viscous liquid wormer…

5 April 2010
Chicken Sexuality & Love

I have now made a study of this. I think it ranks with Kinsey. My study has focused on Geoff and Digby, who are brother and sister bantams…

3 April 2010
Dog Drama

Quiet Easter. Not. On Saturday afternoon I decided to put in an hour’s work in the veg patch. The dogs came with me…

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