Being out in the countryside with my dogs gives me time to think. I’ve learnt the pleasure of solitude without being lonely, and that’s a good feeling for me.

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This is my countryside diary which appears each Saturday in the Dundee Courier newspaper.

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Archive for November, 2004

Dog training

Saturday, November 27th, 2004

I APPRECIATE it when car drivers slow down as they pass Macbeth and me out walking. I hope I am as considerate a driver when I meet other dog walkers.

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Glen roadman

Saturday, November 20th, 2004

BREATHING LIFE back into a job, which disappeared some twenty-odd years ago, has helped ensure that Glen Esk remains one of the busiest and best populated Scottish glens. At least six families, still in the glen, have lived and worked in it for two or more generations, representing a strand of continuity unlikely to be found in many other glens.

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Life and death

Saturday, November 13th, 2004

LAST SUNDAY the weather took a turn for the better and I spent much of the day in the garden. The dawn set the standard for the day and by the time Macbeth and I went out for his morning walk the clouds were high in the sky and the sun was shining.

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Ploughing matches

Saturday, November 6th, 2004

MY TRAVELS sometimes take me far from home and I usually find something interesting to write about. This week I had travelled scarcely two miles and I saw a tractor in a field ploughing the stubble. There's nothing odd about that, but it was an old 1963 Fordson Super Major tractor pulling an even older two-furrow plough.

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