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Welcome to Nan’s Farm-Inside Out

A simple journal of life – A work in progress 

The past is my lesson. The present is my gift, The future is my motivation.

This site features an eclectic range of articles,  from life on a small farm in Yorkshire to glimpses of the medieval.

Medieval Mix

An observation of life, a page or two of fiction and occasional re-blogs from respected WordPress colleagues also feature here.

Having worked in Education for many years, I’m now retired from a position that mostly comprised of managing and teaching computing in an English primary school.

Some years ago, along with my late husband, I escaped suburbia and moved to the country to a small-holding on the edge of a Yorkshire village and where I still live.

Dash- Not me

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Lucky Cow

cows from over the lane

Home Page picture 1© nansfarm.net 2017

29 thoughts on “Home

  1. I’ve always wanted to visit Yorkshire, but have never made it that far. Your lovely images have rekindled that desire, although I come from Devon, so if I do go, I might need an interpreter( ‘cos down yer, us spakes differnt than wot you does up Norf). 🙂

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  2. Handsome cattle — too lovely to eat. It appears those animals are free roaming and well treated. It’s quite different in many parts of America… although the bovine who resides in the White House is spoiled to the core (literally!).

    I enjoyed your photos!

    (PR)

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    1. HI Sue, we have a field of cows by us, British Blues I think they are. When my wife and I go for our walk, the cows always come over to say hello. Such friendly, intelligent animals.

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      1. Hello Trevor, having seen you on Gerry’s blog for a long while now, it’s so nice to finally meet you.

        They are suchfriendly curious animals.
        I love the way they look after each other’s calves. At the moment we have a few and when they are sleeping in a little heap, the mothers appear to take turns in looking after them. Thank you so much for your comments and for following, it is appreciated 😊

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    1. Sounds like you’ve been watching Wuthering Heights! Though that said, it gets pretty windy here. I live quite high up and there are times that the wind howling around the house sounds like we’ve borrowed the sound effects from that film!

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      1. No, this is Noel Coward. ‘There are Bad Times Just Around the Corner’, and that includes:

        From Colwyn Bay to Kettering
        They’re sobbing themselves to sleep,
        The shrieks and wails
        In the Yorkshire dales
        Have even depressed the sheep.
        In rather vulgar lettering
        A very disgruntled group
        Have posted bills
        On the Cotswold Hills
        To prove that we’re in the soup.
        While begging Kipling’s pardon
        There’s one thing we know for sure
        If England is a garden
        We ought to have more manure.
        Hurray-hurray-hurray!
        Suffering and dismay.

        I see it was shrieks rather than howls. So, sue me. Oh no, waitabit. That won’t do: you are Sue. Sue; you! (I am developing a headache.)

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  3. Hi Sue and G’day from Perth, Western Australia.
    You are a girl after my own heart, hilarious and down to earth, getting friendly with the cows too.
    You have brought back happy memories of our trip back home to the UK and visiting our nephew living in Skipton, Yorkshire.
    Is that Skipton Castle in your photo’s?
    I am looking forward to stalking, oops, I mean watching your adventures and more ‘walkabouts’ and getting amongst the wild life

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    1. Hello,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments.
      You are correct it is Skipton Castle, at least the centre one is. The first is Ripley Castle near Ripon also in North Yorkshire and the last one is Kirkstall Abbey. Thank you for the visit and I look forward to the stalking!

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  4. Hi Sue, I can hardly believe how small the world is! I too am from Perth in Western Australia. I read post by Jennifer Wilson No place for sheep. I liked it and clicked randomly on your avatar because you had liked the post, also. And there was a comment from my friend, Vicky Healing!

    What great photos on your blog. Thank you. I visited Skipton Castle with my husband when we visited Yorkshire when my granddaughter was completing a doctorate in medieval studies at the University of York. We were there for two weeks and had a wonderful time.

    You now have a new follower on your blog.

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    1. Hello Maureen, How lovely to meet you. Even though I’m not Australian and often don’t know the people she’s talking about, I do enjoy Jennifer Wilson’s blog, she’s so bolshie and hers was the first blog I followed.
      Yes you’re right it is a very small world. I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay in Yorkshire, you probably visted most of the places I talk about. Thank you so much for your very kind comments, they are appreciated, and I look forward to visiting yours. 🙂

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    1. Initially, living in a place like this was my late husband’s dream. I found the house and was delighted it had everything that we both wanted. Now, all these years later I cannot imagine living anywhere else. Thank you for your comments B, they are appreciated. 🙂

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  5. “Home” is looking beautiful as always, although maybe still a bit cool. We’ve been experiencing some bad bushfires over the weekend, west of here, near Camperdown, only 2 hours away, and we can smell the smoke in the air tonight. Awful for the farmers down that way. 40,000 hectares(100,000acres) burnt out so far

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