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Nature Deficit Disorder

As I write this on a cold but bright December day, my three children are all at home from school with sickness bugs. The coughing, sneezing and sniffing sounds have been reverberating around the house for the last few days, and cabin fever is setting in. With a little gentle persuasion, I managed to convince… Continue reading Nature Deficit Disorder

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Transition

The crop harvest is in, the children have settled back into their school routines after the long break, and there is a chill in the morning air that only ever seems apparent in the transition of summer through to autumn. September is in full swing. Iowa with her newborn cria, Apollo I've never been a… Continue reading Transition

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Creation

It seems rather surreal that we are in mid April already, with today being Inferno's due date. I think at this point I am definitely feeling more excited than I am anxious, although this is likely to change! Having had three children myself, I know what a slog pregnancy can be, but it is even… Continue reading Creation

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Growing

It has been a while since I last wrote, but since I have two out of three children at home with illnesses (perfectly timed as always - a week before Christmas!) I thought I'd use the time to write an update. It's been a bit of a hectic time here, with life seeming to race… Continue reading Growing

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Fibre of the Gods

The long balmy days of summer seem a distant memory as I write this on a rainy and grey Sunday in late September. The alpaca's fleece is growing quickly now, with a good couple of inches of growth, preparing them for the winter ahead. By the time we come round to shearing them in May/June,… Continue reading Fibre of the Gods