as if it were the only thing

Yesterday, with Sian and a Baird cousin from Rhode Island, we visited Drumdruills. Florence, who has been ‘Custodian’ of this farm and orchard for over 40 years now, was so … Continue reading as if it were the only thing

somewhere only we know

In 1950 my grandfather, bought new, a DEFENDER.

Alexander Marr

Alexander Marr  (1833-1916) was a Head Gardener for Bannockburn House. In 1867, his wife Margaret gave birth to their first child: Peter Alexander Marr was born in Ashmillburn Cottage, a … Continue reading Alexander Marr

A newly planted orchard

Yesterday, with several other volunteers, I was back helping Kate, the Head Gardener for Bannockburn House Trust.  I feel fortunate to be a wee part of this wonderful community endeavour … Continue reading A newly planted orchard