Daily Archives: March 4, 2009

Good ship

Lambing started today, Lily had twins just like I told her to. 

The last couple of years she’s had massive single lambs and has had problems delivering them, last year I took her to the vet in the end, and for some reason he came out two weeks later and her lamb was so big and doing so well he mistook it for a three month old lamb. 

I’ve been telling her for months that I want “a nice set of twins, none of these silly big things” so she had a pair of big sized twins, one of each, who tried to be born at the same time so she still had a trip to the vets.

I got home too late to take any photos but there will be some soon.

* ‘ship’ is the Forest word for sheep 

Marion’s Funeral

It was my great aunties funeral yesterday, it was nice but in an odd way.

Marion Cowl 31st July 1940 – 21st Febuary 2009

“When somebody dies, a cloud turns into an angel and flies up to tell God to put another flower on a pillow. A bird gives the message back to the world and sings a silent prayer that makes the rain cry.

People disappear, but they never really go away. The spirits up there put the sun to bed, wake up the grass, and spin the Earth in dizzy circles. Sometimes you can see them dancing in a cloud during the daytime when they’re supposed to be sleeping. They paint the rainbows and also the the sunsets and make waves splash and tug at the tide. They toss shooting stars and listen to wishes. And when they sing wind songs, they whisper to us ‘don’t miss me too much. The view is nice, and I’m doing just fine'”

Read by her daughter, Lisa, at her service.

In season this week #27


cauliflower | chicory | leeks | purple sprouting broccoli | rhubarb | spring onions


bananas | blood oranges | kiwi fruit | lemons | oranges | passion fruit | pineapple | pomegranate

Still not meat in season…