My whole life had been a non-stop binge of self-indulgence. Then he drew another bullet, which was a bit bigger and said we would need one that big if we wanted to shoot the deer.
The trouble was it could kill a person two miles away.
There is a thriving village shop, a school and a troublesome teenager or two.
Looking east, there is no higher ground as far as Russia and the wind lashes in from across the whole length of Europe. Fred, the farmhand told me they pecked out lambs’ eyes.My friends were disgusted that I’d stopped drinking for a bit to get married, and now I’d walked out on them altogether. The farm is probably the closest thing the ageing rock gentleman has to a natural habitat.The main reason for going to the country was to be with Claire. Living the quiet life would have driven me utterly mad until I met her. As it became clear just how much it would cost to fix the place, it was reassuring to think how many of my peers also lived on farms. It’s the first thing Formula 1 champions, lottery winners and movie moguls do as soon as they get the chance.It came all the way from Russia where it had been eating whole airports.Until we started trying to make the stuff on the farm, I thought of myself as something of a cheese expert. Then I began to meet cheese people – people who had spent their working lives thinking about it: cheesemakers, cheese ‘affineurs’ (posh cheesemakers), cheesemongers, cheese buyers, cheese consultants.