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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 May 2010
New Tree Discovery At Swallowtail Hill

For nearly a year, ecologist and entomologist Patrick Roper has been turning up once a month, blasting gale or blazing sun, to roam around the farm armed with bottles, boxes and plastic bags…

18 May 2010
Bert & Ernie

Now that they’ve settled in to their new home, I thought I should introduce you to Bert and Ernie our Indian Running Ducks…

13 May 2010
Grand Designs

Once upon a time Big Fat Momma, Little Titch and Tonka the One-Eyed Tortoise all went to live in new homes…

10 May 2010
Bee Keeping

I came away feeling pretty daunted by the task which lies ahead – but I’m keen to start keeping bees for two reasons. Firstly – we’ve had wild bees in several trees on the farm for as many years as we can remember…

9 May 2010
Naming Chickens

OK, so I was feeling generous and decided to let Christopher name the new chicken and her little chick…

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