Hector at the Olympics and I’ve been visiting a local specialist farm

Hector headed to London for the Olympics. He saw Badminton, Hockey, Water Polo and Swimming – and LOVED it! Then he two day trips – one to Manchester for Olympic football (womens) and the next day to Glasgow for another match. Even I have been enthralled by a lot of the Olympics and spending time watching it. Not avidly – but I really did get the sense of excitement and achievement.

I had to get a picture of something for the village magazine I produce so visited the farm home of another member of our editorial committee.
Richard and his wife Anne farm in a small way near the village in an exquisite farm. They keep rare breed sheep (Jacobs), Cattle (Highland), Pigs (several different) and chickens, ducks and geese.
Richard showed me around the farmstead in warm sunshine. They have a pond which used to be where the cart horses were bathed. While I was there someone was ‘launching’ a new floating duck house onto it.
I got within inches of a massive Highland bull. A huge chap. I was scared, just apprehensive. Unlike a lot of domesticated cattle, Highland (or Kyloes as they are properly known) aren’t to be meddled with. A new 5-day old calf was close by. So sweet.
They have a wonderful mature garden and a well kept walled vegetable/fruit garden.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit!

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