Wool collection

20th November 2019 Today the haulier collected the fleeces which were sheared from the sheep during June and July. We shear the sheep to keep them cool and fly or maggot free in the summer months. During these months it is when the fleece has a good *rise making the condition right to slide the…

What is beauty?

When something is aged, changed, old, withered or near to death; is beauty only in the memory of what it was? What was it before, if it is not still the same now? Is it only our perception which changes? Nature has no physical mirror, nor eyes. If it doesn’t feel the change in its…

This soup

There is something about making and eating soup which can bring One into a state of being. Simple ingredients. Simple method. One pot. Bringing ingredients together to be at One with each other and everything. No pressure no stress no attachment. The very first time I experienced this feeling of being at one with everything…

Sheep

Next week the Swaledale sheep will be gathered down off the fell to the lowland for tupping. The other grazers have gathered their sheep therefore our sheep are beginning to move to other hefted areas for fresh bite as there are no sheep to stop them. Yesterday Keith and I took some gathered sheep swept…

Photography a daily practice

I don’t photograph on Sundays because I switch my phone off. But the rest of the week, during work and walking I record the things I see daily. I began training as a Primary School Teacher in 1994 and finished teaching in 2014 so previously I spent 20 years working with young children and I…

The beginning of being

I had always been searching and I had absolutely no idea what I was searching for. I didn’t know what I was looking for and I didn’t know where to look. But somehow I always felt like there was this something that I was supposed to be doing and whatever it was I wasn’t doing…

Becoming nobody is to know we are everybody

Surrender, Allow, Awareness. Silence. Spaciousness. Stillness. Nameless, No thing. Peace. Love arising. Truth, Eternal, Infinite, Timeless. Acceptance. Being. Free. Thoughtless, Mindless, Simple. Formless, Flow.

Fill โ€˜em up cake with polka dots

This cake is so simple and it can be made with or without topping. I have been making this quick cake ever since my children began school because I wanted to make something filling for them to have when they got home. They always used to race to the cake tins, they still do. Scones…