in our new posts as Meadow Wardens in Petersham Meadows!
Until recently the Meadows (once part of the Ham House estate) were managed by the Petersham Trust. But last year the Meadows were handed over to the National Trust, which is recruiting volunteer wardens to maintain the fields and herd.
I'm very excited, but also rather nervous, as the only large animals I've ever looked after have been Labradors and greyhounds. But we've been assured the cows, who return from their winter quarters next month, are just as lovely and loyal...though there might be rather more poop to scoop!