Babies Galore

Babies Galore

Nothing is more fascinating than the way that different species provide for the welfare of their babies. It even starts with the variation in the…
Rodeo Days

Rodeo Days

I was talking to a farmer recently and I mentioned that when I see a vet on the TV these days, they seem to have…
Feeding on the wing

Feeding on the wing

The swift’s eyes have located the prey (if you follow their glance on the image below) - a humble fly that’s no match for the…
A life on the road pt 2

A life on the road pt 2

In the post-war days a job for an assistant invariably came with accommodation and a car.  In my case the living was No.1 Bird’s Nest…
Moving stories

Moving stories

I’m writing this on a bleak mid-winter’s day - all grey skies and biting winds. As consolation I find my mind turning to warmer thoughts…
Happy Birthday Jack

Happy Birthday Jack

It's Devonshire magazine's own Jack Jones, celebrating his 10th birthday Jack's regularly featured in the magazine, particularly when we include countryside walks, although these days…
Empathy

Empathy

At East Devon Riding Academy, one of the skills we like to develop in riders is empathy. The ability to understand and share the feelings…
A life on the road

A life on the road

Somewhere back in the 70s the cost of a visit by a vet was so cheap that I was kept busy, between surgery times, careering…
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