Hi I’m Jo (aka bring me sunshine) and I live in Somerset with my two dogs, the idiotic Labrador, Snipe, and the too-clever-for-her-own-good Jack Russell, Midge.

Jo - 8 January 2009

Jo - 8 January 2009

Until recently, I had a smallholding in south Wales, breeding Kune Kune pigs and keeping an assortment of chickens, but was forced to give it up (temporarily, I trust) when I was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.

February 2010

10 responses to this post.

  1. ‘s’ could stand for ‘slums’ :-p – I know where you live!!

  2. That sounds about right 😀

  3. Posted by Cathy on 9 September 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Hi Jo! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your comment was caught in the spam filter, but I got it! Aren’t chickens fun! Miss Cranky hen has never spent any time alone. Because of her big size, we will be turning her into a meal this winter. She’s an old hen and her egg production is very low. Her attitude doesn’t help her, she’s just not friendly. No one minded when I asked if we could add her to the freezer, so in about a month, she will be there. I see you have pigs too. Ours are on the way soon. Keep in touch!!!

  4. Hi Jo, thanks so much for joining me on Twitter and leading me here. I look forward to really looking through your blog. I think I’m already envious of your life with all your animal friends!

  5. Thanks, Diane. I’ve been following your photoblog for several years now. Never left a comment to my shame, just marvelled at each and every image and wondered how on earth you managed to capture the scene so perfectly.

  6. Hi Jo,

    I hope it is OK to make contact via a comment, as you have no contact page.

    I’m working on behalf of the RSPCA to help encourage supermarkets to do more for animal welfare and I think that your readers could be interested in helping.

    For the first time ever, the RSPCA Good Business Awards is open to the public through the People’s Choice Supermarket award which means that people can vote for the supermarket they think is doing the most for animal welfare.

    Further information on the award and the achievements of each of the shortlisted supermarkets is available at http://bit.ly/rspcapeopleschoice.

    I hope you can help – please get in touch if you’d like to know more.

    Many thanks,

    Stefan, on behalf of RSPCA

  7. Hi Stefan, thanks for your comment. I’ll certainly do my bit to promote the awards for you. Is there a wooden spoon prize for the worst supermarket as well?!

  8. Posted by VoteRSPCA on 8 September 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Jo,

    there isn’t I am afraid. We are definitely trying to concentrate on promoting better animal welfare practices with the reward of the People’s Choice Supermarket Award.

    We have also launched a campaign (Quash the Squash) specifically about the living conditions of broiler chickens in the UK which may be of particular interest to you. EU legislation my be adopted in the UK which would actually reduce the amount of space that each bird would have.

    There is more info at http://bit.ly/quash. Do let me know if you would like to know any more.

    Thank you for all your help,


  9. Posted by kelly on 10 February 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Hi Jo
    Do you have any Kune Kunes for sale?
    we are looking for two and have our cph number sorted,love your pigs theyre the sort we like
    if you dont have any now will you have any litters soon?
    please email us at kellyandnath@yahoo.co.uk
    many thanks

  10. Hi Kelly, all my pigs have gone now, I’m afraid.

    Good luck sourcing some. They’re a great breed.


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