Vet Against The Odds

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Hello! My name is Lauren, I’m 22 and I’m at university training to be a vet. Like most vet students

Pride of Place – The World of the Lion

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Lions are felines, which means that they are members of the same wider family as cats. Indeed, they are frequently

The Yorkshire Shepherdess – Interview with Amanda Owen

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Amanda Owen is a tweeting shepherdess from Yorkshire, who has written a book about life on a hill farm in

What is it REALLY Like to Grow Up on a Farm

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  If you are growing up in a city or town, you may have sometimes wondered what it is like

CURIOUS CREATURES 3 – The Naked Mole Rat

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    The strangest creatures are, to me, The ones I love the best. The slimy, ugly and the odd

CURIOUS CREATURES 2 – The Stag Beetle

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A recent visitor to our south London garden.     The strangest creatures are, to me, The ones I love

Curious Creatures – The Midwife Toad

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The strangest creatures are, to me, The ones I love the best. The slimy, ugly and the odd Are cooler

Woolly JUMP(ers)! Sheep Shearing in Scotland

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As it gets colder, many of us will pull out a woolly jumper to keep warm, but what of the

Stories from The Stables – #6 Falling Gracefully

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Continuing the ever popular series Stories from The Stables, Carolyn Ward tells of falling (un)gracefully   It was a cool

Stories from the Stables – Part 5 – Uncle Gordon’s Riding School

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 Continuing the popular series by Carolyn Ward. In Part 5 our horse-mad heroine discovers at  the age of 14 years

Stories from the Stables – Part 4 – Summer Camp

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Summer Camp at the Stables, from Carolyn Ward   Once a year, in August, Stourton Stables had a summer camp. 

Cat’s Bats

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Cat is 10 years old and has recently moved back from living abroad. She is settling into school in UK

Stories from the Stables – Part 3 – Ziggy and Ned

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When horses are nuts     At the large livery yard I used to work at, I rode a range