Our Wagyu Bull Paul has died suddenly, unexpectedly and tragically. Paul was one of the first three pure bred Wagyus to be born in this country and as such lived his life under the spotlight. Even the moment of his conception was filmed for TV when a frozen embryo was transferred to one of our pedigree Galloway cows who acted as surrogate mother. When he and two brothers were born they were again on TV and in the National Press and were subsequently the subject of a 25 minute programme for Radio 4. Paul’s brothers were castrated and are due to be slaughtered for beef when they are 31 months old but Paul as the strongest and best looking was left intact as he had been chosen to be the resident bull for the Wagyu herd, which would have ensured him a long a productive life. Paul’s carcass was taken to Carlisle for a full post mortem to determine the reason for his death but no cause could be found, so his death remains a mystery.
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.