AboutThe life and thoughts of Freda Marshall, a retired Church of Scotland minister living amongst the mountains and glens of Argyll.
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Monthly Archives: July 2010
Coming back to real life after our sojourn on the smallholding has been more difficult than I expected. First of all some problems with technology and then problems with myself. Think it must have been a bug, as they say. … Continue reading
Normal service should be resumed in a day or two. Am having trouble with internet connections. Back soon.
One of the senior members of my last church once asked me what I thought of Jeremiah; I have to confess that I mumbled about the prophet being one of doom, gloom and misery. The other day I found myself … Continue reading
Family #2 come home from their hols today, so animal duties more or less finish for another year. Him behind the Wheel has done the lion’s share – I’ve been pack leader for the dogs. The littlest farm dog has … Continue reading
Saw this on The Vernacular Curate. Just look at it for a while. Spooky, even when you know it is actually a poster. Does it move for you or not? And I wonder what it says about our natures?
Being on a smallholding has its joys as well as its problems. For example: what to do with the rising mountain of duck eggs? (21 at the moment and rising.) Yesterday was the first day of our visit when we … Continue reading
Reading a new Jodi Picoult novel is a totally absorbing experience. It is often harrowing, because of the subjects she chooses; it invariably challenges the reader to think outside of the box, and you cannot wait to finish it, yet … Continue reading
Have been enjoying a bit of a readathon these last few days. The book review comes shortly, but today I just wanted to revel in the sheer pleasure of reading. My memories of reading go back a very long way. … Continue reading