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 May, 2006

More natural remedies

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

I'M THANKFUL I did some homework before writing last week's piece. There was an almost immediate response on the phone, followed by a most interesting letter. It confirmed what I had already deduced, that for every story about Nature's remedies there's another one to cap it.

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Natural remedies

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

OUT AND about with the dogs I see plenty of evidence of spring's progress.

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When is a chicken not a chicken?

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

THE CLOCK showed 5.15 – a decidedly unholy hour to awake last Sunday morning. It must have been a spontaneous reaction to reading in Saturday's Craigie Column that Sunday was International Dawn Chorus Day.

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Natural regeneration

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

THAT PARTRIDGE in the pear tree has always been the only hint I've had that partridges might perch or roost above ground. I've always regarded them as completely ground dwelling birds when not on the wing. Up till now, that is

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