The sun shone brightly from a hazy blue sky as fluffy white clouds billowed by. The cows were largely sitting, munching on the recently collected cud. The air was heady with the fragrance of the summer hay meadows. It was a seemingly idyllic scene which belied the fact that for most cows Cowspiracy is reality. But why, why do we make it that way? The choice is largely ours. ……………click on the post title or image to find out more.
The cows at Emma’s Dairy, part of Gazegill Farm near Clitheroe, are something special. If you go amongst the 60 strong herd of short horns, then the biggest danger you face is being wiped over with a warm, wet tongue – actually quite an issue when you have an expensive camera in your hand! ……………..click on the post title or image to find out more..
I suspect that this post should perhaps be accompanied by a BBC-type warning, ‘This article contains images which some viewers may find distressing’! I have avoided the blood and guts – and the actual killing is not carried out at the farm anyway – but these are pictures from a busy butcher’s shop…………….click on the post title or image to find out more.
With a backdrop of Pendle Hill and all its folk lore and history, Emma and Ian O’Reilly are building a farming business which they seek to make fair to the land and its history, sustainable and organic in its practices, respectful and caring to the animals they farm, an integral part of the local community…………………to read on click on the post title or image.