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I come into the garden, do a bit of clipping down, watch the wildlife. I have always loved animals. I was 6 years old when we got the dairy farm. I would get up at 5am to milk the 26 mixed herd and got my own cow aged 11. I got to know them all – they talk with their eyes, you know, fluttering their eyelashes at you. I always had a way with animals – my ferret went down a rabbit hole and bought up a fox cub when I was 8 years old. I got the cub coming indoors – it loved chocolate! I’d take it up to bed with my little black fluffy kitten that I found in the cowshed crying its eyes out. I’d go to bed with a little kitten on top of the bedcovers and a fox cub under them. That little fox would come out for walks on a piece of string. I’d let him off and he always came back…

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