Ten days after the magnificent Cumberland Angus Bull was taken to Ayres slaughterhouse to provide the main course for the Slow Food Burns Night dinner, a replacement bull calf has been born. The sire is our Cumberland White Bull (aka Whitebred Shorthorn), the dam one of our Aberdeen Angus cows. The calf, which has the same pure black coat as its sibling, is exceptionally large and promises to be just as magnificent. The mother managed to jump the five bar gate of the barn to get to be with the rest of the herd outside, so we are temporarily feeding the calf by hand, as this video shows.
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.