Author Archives: fordhollow74

PLOUGH SHEARS, PRUNING HOOKS AND NOTEBOOKS

Amongst the many joys of living in a house that was once the heart of an Exmoor hill farm, isolated and self-sufficient, are the unexpected things from a bygone age that turn up on occasion. Over a long period, for … Continue reading

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WORLD POETRY DAY

Today is World Poetry Day; while many established poets will be honoured and celebrating, I thought there would be no harm in joining in, but I make no claim to have skill as a poet. A SWALLOW IN MY HAND … Continue reading

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SILENCE

Erling Kagge is a Norwegian Philosopher, Lawyer and Explorer who has trekked to the North and South Poles, also climbing Everest to complete the ‘Three Poles’ challenge. His book Silence is being read on BBC4 at 09.45 in the mornings this … Continue reading

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POEMS

There has been much said of late of a renewed interest in new published poetry. I live in West Somerset on Brendon Hill, the East flank of Exmoor. This is farming country, in the main beef and sheep lands.  In … Continue reading

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A SOMERSET TIPPING PUTT

The GTX of its day, this farm cart, a one horse Somerset Tipping Putt, worked on a single farm, Horsey Farm, Bridgwater for some seventy-five years. It was sold in the Farm Sale in the early 1990s and has rested … Continue reading

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TREE DOWN

We have seen all weathers since the Autumn Equinox last weekend, First the storm brought down a Rowan Tree, not the biggest, but one we planted some twenty-one years ago as a six-foot sapling. We hope to reset the root … Continue reading

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THE DEVON AUTHORS GROUP

Despite my Somerset postcode I stole into the monthly meeting of The Devon Authors Group this morning in Tiverton to find a warm welcome and an exciting group of writers working many genres. And the ‘Back Room’ of The Independent Coffee … Continue reading

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