Author Archives: sueprince

Hand drawn Birds-Eye-View-Maps

A beautiful, quirky, hand drawn map of your place- just imagine! We perch on our planet, precariously tilting on the curve of the earth.  We dig our roots into the soil, our foundations into the rock.  For generations we live in our landscapes, … Continue reading

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Save Young People, Share an Apprentice!

Do you remember the ‘Save water- share a bath’ campaign? Well, Save Young People, Share an Apprentice! Just in Staffordshire there are over 30,000 small businesses, if half of those shared an apprentice that would be 7,000 young people being … Continue reading

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The Iridescent Green Dock Beetle (our organic jewel)

Nature gives us what we need. When we started our conversion to organic farming in 1998, Terry the farmer was very uncomfortable about allowing nettles, thistles and dock leaves to grow on the farm. He had grown up on a … Continue reading

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Fragile, naïve and centuries old; Peak District well dressing

A lovely video from @terrybnd all about our wonderful well dressings. Tissington is always the first and is the most spectacular, but from May to September you can find a well dressing somewhere in the Peak District. Tissington is a … Continue reading

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We LOVE our Cows

We seriously love our cows. You can’t spend days and months and years with any animal without getting to know them and appreciate their characters and quirks.  Today we let our bonny organic cows out for the first time since Oct. … Continue reading

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Soaring Spirits and Harsh Realities of the English Uplands

A while ago I tramped across the Peak District’s Bleaklow in mizzly drizzle, hot and puffing in my waterproof jacket; my legs aching from high stepping through the heather tufts. We reached a high point and stopped. All around, as … Continue reading

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Dovedale, add music and walk

I have just been sent this video on Twitter  by http://www.terrybnd.blogspot.com/ It’s blown me away- this is where I live, this is where I have lived for 26 years.  I have often seen Dovedale looking like this.  My family and … Continue reading

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