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A huge step for a farmer

A huge step for a farmer

A huge step for a farmer … 73 Cows is an award-winning short documentary about the journey and personal conflict of Jay Wilde a beef farmer and vegetarian. Jay is the first farmer in the UK to embark upon transitioning from beef farming to entirely…

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A long holiday

A long holiday

Suddenly it is busy again in our atelier and store! It was very quiet for a few months but now we see visitors on a regular basis. Great! Soon we will go on holiday and our atelier and store will be closed. This time it’s…

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Rubia the dog and my spring fever

Rubia the dog and my spring fever

Rubia the dog we adopted only 5 weeks ago is doing great. In only a short time she went from a frightened, trembling little creature, to a happy dog wagging her tail all the time. Here she is in front of our house. Since one…

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A beehive in the garden and a vanilla cake

A beehive in the garden and a vanilla cake

Following my last post on my weblog (view from our studio), I was approached on FaceBook by an imker. He asked me where the picture was taken and whether there was more giant balsemien in our garden. Well to make a long story short, this…

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Our atelier is situated in the middle of nowhere

Our atelier is situated in the middle of nowhere

For those who didn’t really believe me  … as you can see our atelier is really situated in the middle of nowhere … This picture was taken last week. Our atelier is located to the right of the farm tucked away behind trees. Our atelier looks absolutely…

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Beautiful birdhouses

Beautiful birdhouses

I found two sites full of beautiful birdhouses for you. This time of year you hear the sound of young birds from all birdhouses. I placed two tit houses on the wall of the studio and two houses for sparrows are on the barn. Both bird couples are…

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Bear’s Garlic

Bear’s Garlic

Every year, in March, it is one of the first plants who stick their heads above the soil. Bear’s Garlic, a wonderful herb – bulb – and a protected plant. Bear’s Garlic is found in moist deciduous forests on calcareous soil in the Southern part of The…

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The good life in the country

The good life in the country

The good life in the country. An impression … In the past few days the weather was just wonderful. Blue skies and great temperatures. Suddenly we could eat outside! In the photo you see two of my pigeons sitting on a branch in the cherry tree. The Hostas in…

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The Hawthorn in our garden

The Hawthorn in our garden

A Hawthorn is obviously an ideal place for a bird to build a nest. It’s a tangle of branches who have small thorns on them. An almost impenetrable fortress. For years magpies have build their nest, in our Hawthorn. A big tall construction with several floors. Two years…

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The swan guards its nest

The swan guards its nest

The swan guards its nest … On our long Sunday walk with the dogs we came across this swans couple. The female is probably busy laying eggs. So we kept the dogs on a leach and after taking the picture we walked on. We made…

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