Happy Thanksgiving and all that..



Once a year I wake up to an emptyish inbox and it take me a few minutes to realize that it’s not a global campaign of “nobody talk to that farmer Phil today” but yet another Thanksgiving. Eerily quiet as my buddies in the US of A will be busy deep frying turkeys and relaxing. So not much point in me rattling on about saving the planet, data center energy efficiency or self service software deployment even..

Luckily, being a farmer means that I always have a few pig/cow/sheep pictures up my sleeve, and last weekend my old friend from the Microsoft days Dave Follant, who also works for 1E ,came to visit us on the farm with his family. Timing was great, as I’d just taken delivery of a new boar and some sows for him to frolic with..the boar I mean, not Dave..

We’re looking for a name for the old boy, and contenders so far are Homer and Fiddler. Hmm, not sure yet but if you would care to come up with a name please feel free to drop me a line! Here he is.



It’s also been a fairly busy Summer for the Galloway cattle, with 8 new arrivals including this little chap who is shaping up nicely into a breeding bull for the future.

Of course I can’t leave out the sheep, and we recently took on 50 Herdwick lambs from high up in the hills of the Lake District. They will stay with us for the winter as we have more grass here – before returning in the spring. Cute aren’t they! Taste great too…


Normal service will be resumed tomorrow, with more Power Management tales, but for now, have a great Thanksgiving.

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