Thank you Chris Kinsey for this fine poem which she’s contributed to Acton Scott. Here it is inside the Shepherd Poets’ Hut.
After I’d put it up, I met Andrew Fusek Peters, for a second session taking photographs of the farm. I’m writing from his work – it’s turning into a hugely exciting collaboration – and we set off to find the Shires. Our timing was perfect: Simon was harnessing the horses in the stable, and filing Joe’s hind hoof where he’d lost a shoe earlier in the day.
Andy took photos. I love this one, of the old Shire mare, Tory, who is retired now, but so gentle she’s first pick for small children to handle and sit on.