Lionhart Lowlander

It’s now been made official and we’ve received all the paperwork, Chester’s pedigree registration has been completed and he’s now a fully registered pedigree Golden Guernsey rare breed…

Posted 16th January 2017 by Steve Bates

Someone’s tried to steal all the chickens & geese

Tonight at 10:07 PM we got an alert on the smallholding alarm saying one of the doors have been opened, so Matt had to finish his phone call…

Posted 21st December 2016 by Steve Bates

All new security gates

This weekend Saturday was spent at the smallholding installing our new security gates which Matt has built out of scaffolding boards. I would say i’d recommend the supplier,…

Posted 27th November 2016 by Steve Bates

Poppy and her new ear tags

It’s been a few months now since Poppy was born so it was about time she got ear tagged for the goat registry as it’s a legal requirement….

Posted 13th November 2016 by Steve Bates

3 geese, 3 ducks, numerous chickens stolen

Between the hours of 18:00 on 24th October 2016 and 8:00 on 25th October, yet again, our smallholding was broken into by people that have caused damaged, the…

Posted 25th October 2016 by Steve Bates

My first published photo for the Austin club

In June me and Matt attended the dutch Austin A30-A35 Owners Club rally held in The Netherlands. Percy is in the garage and being repaired so he was…

Posted 23rd October 2016 by Steve Bates

First photography display for Open Arts Trail

Last weekend saw my first public display of some of my photography work from the past couple of years. In total there were 48 12″x8″ photos and 50…

Posted 30th September 2016 by Steve Bates

Say hello to Poppy

After some time we’ve finally decided on a name for the new goat kid, following the flower theme which Rosie was named after. The new goat kid is…

Posted 4th August 2016 by Steve Bates

It’s goodbye to Amy

Yesterday Amy was running around the field, having fun, hanging about with Chester and she seemed rather happy. This morning when we got there she didn’t seem herself…

Posted 28th July 2016 by Steve Bates

Preparing for the first art show

Today saw the delivery of my second batch of photographs ready for displaying on the Open Art Trail in Nuneaton during September 2016. The display will take place…

Posted 26th July 2016 by Steve Bates

Cooking the beetroot

Matt’s had a busy day today chopping up and cooking all the beetroot that we’ve managed to successfully grown on our veg plot at the smallholding. It’s created…

Posted 4th July 2016 by Steve Bates

Apple Lightning SD Card Reader

I take many photographs with my DSLR camera and one of the biggest pains is backing them up and getting them online. It’s not always practical or safe…

Posted 26th June 2016 by Steve Bates