Not for the squeamish. These video clips have been taken by Jean who, sometimes with her husband Tony, and sometimes alone, attends the animals on the farm when they give birth. The first part of the video is of Jo-Jo, our Jersey cow giving birth to Jasmine.
All dairy cows have to produce a calf every year if they are to continue producing milk (an obvious fact, but one of which many people are ignorant). The second part is of Pinky Pie, one of our rare breed sows, on her way to producing a litter of 16 multi-coloured piglets.
Here is a picture of Pinky Pie with her full litter of 16.
The idea of Slow Life is to take the principles of Slow Food, which are “good, clean and fair”, and extend them to life in general.
Here in the Lake District, the air is clean, the pace is slow and the atmosphere is calm. If we don’t grow food ourselves, we can buy it in friendly small shops, where you know the quality is going to be the best.
This blog is a celebration of the Slow Life, with forays into the world of design, music, the arts, gardens, and my particular weakness, Japan.