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Small 'native plant' farm, welsh black cattle, herdwick sheep. SSSI- fen meadow, wet heath, marshy grassland. Hay meadow. River. Retired medic/virologist

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out feeding the shorthorns @theelanvalley - the rainbows kept flitting in and out. Elan Valley is on #lockdown and… https://t.co/awjJClS73C
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @mattthecumbrian @HighFarndale @Rebirding1 @GeorgeMonbiot @CraigBennett3 @RobGMacfarlane @herdyshepherd1https://t.co/Wo66tRsCfm#hedgehogs. ADORAble Dora is moving out of intensive care. It was touch & go at first with this poor little girl af… https://t.co/LfsEvpWxhL
Retweeted by Ruth WatkinsThis allows test/track/trace to firefight local outbreaks of C19 and gradually eliminate it, instead of always goi… https://t.co/NZ3Zrakx4I @HighFarndale @Rebirding1 @GeorgeMonbiot @CraigBennett3 @RobGMacfarlane @herdyshepherd1 @RewildingB @ForestryLShttps://t.co/7gNdzQ2q3n#QueenNan is having a duvet day. We’re finding lots of new uses for #wool on the farm- due to poor prices we haven’… https://t.co/6Qk8hkwome
Retweeted by Ruth WatkinsMore necessary data on masks: https://t.co/3bKYZRwDwA
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @Re_AlJames The immune response stimulated by a natural infection with #SARSCoV2 is likely to be different in various ways to a vaccine...
Retweeted by Ruth WatkinsI can't believe there are any more such persons in beloved Italy than we have here. We also have an influential gro… https://t.co/1g7Z4gSkSg @adriawildlife I have to resist my inclination to condemn this as you do intuitively too. If it is outside with mas… https://t.co/7GsvNSYFXm @adriawildlife I should have added that transmission is greatest in the home, one's own and that of others, visitin… https://t.co/VnXMvKoG3A @adriawildlife I agree the rule is petty. Transmission in shops is very small if everyone is obliged to wear masks… https://t.co/GuYkYIUlqU
10/27
2020
@suesustainable No. A very few may have done it but most would not. The virus sequencing that we have done since th… https://t.co/wxCUPhsY8oThis is interesting, another piece of evidence that China has been reluctant to recognise the sars-cov-2 virus and… https://t.co/JFI6Mua1PnAt last my point on covid19 has been clearly made on the BBC news at 9.45 by Katty and Christian, that S Korea is a… https://t.co/8Ho3FERbaX @ahistoryinart FantasticHe is. Flying. 🐾 https://t.co/b1jwSyDBfu https://t.co/rd3Eybx71W
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @ahistoryinart It seemed to me looking at Bacon's paintings of dogs that he painted their world, from their point o… https://t.co/wxCv7mgxYv @AmandaOwen8 @SaraJaneMason1 An unforgettable character. It is so sad when they must go finally, he was greatly lov… https://t.co/X96Po6gvOx @oakman18 I had an emergency shop at PC world on Friday roads crowded, as they are about to close down again, and m… https://t.co/HfMdQwGp3m @foodborn pigs unless you haven't got enough chutney
10/26
2020
@martharoberts Very bliss to see her and family enjoying such a lovely afternoon in her element.I've given up on the few I have tweeted such as journalists referring them to the Wales Gov coronavirus genomic seq… https://t.co/Nxw0KIaW15 @Greengrumbler Is this a panic buy before the Firebreak coming in tomorrow from shops that are going to be closed d… https://t.co/O71C5Xw13Khttps://t.co/PKzwAKq14yDo Masks On Plane Flights Really Cut Your Risk Of Catching COVID-19? https://t.co/MbXWWs96aI Yes, of course! This i… https://t.co/88ORJNsYv3
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @Greengrumbler Where did you go? Carmarthen?Study of Cirrus Clouds by John Constable 1822 Oil painting (@V_and_A) https://t.co/09r7aaAZAN
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @DavidButler34 Also there is no reference to numbers of cattle. @DavidButler34 I wonder if it is being fed grain based food to a very much greater extent than relying on grass or… https://t.co/Hw28q4C2Yh“Britain the only country to meet the needs of world's poorest during the pandemic, says World Bank” https://t.co/7ViAqyRq7r
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @jeni_parsons It seems a terrible shame but I hope some good will come out of it. @ZwartblesIE I love this photo too, the strip of the blue sky just lightening from darkness above the bright warm g… https://t.co/mwkgXFFN0t @herdyshepherd1 What an eager and intelligent pupil. @frogsatuea @JosephineBlogg1 @BroomFen @MidYare @norfolkponds @NorfolkWT @_valentinazini_ @Frances_Mullany I am sure you will succeed.
10/22
2020
A very good pep talk. I advised my young nephew and his partner to get warm winter clothes in London and be prepare… https://t.co/P8QIMDmJ3sA gift of a thread - #cowsintrees and the wonder of leaving nature to do her thing 🥰 https://t.co/qiZvs75pLy
Retweeted by Ruth WatkinsBREAKING—the 28 year old who died from #COVID19 complications while volunteering in the Astrazenca vaccine trial in… https://t.co/yYgoLvvGjb
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins4 months is better than 6 months! https://t.co/0hSOey1fxI
Retweeted by Ruth WatkinsGreat schematic of Viral Markers seen during #COVID19 #IDWeek2020 https://t.co/0DwIIzikSw
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @TimPearson16 I agree. I think he is warning us against a silver bullet. There will be scientific advances on every… https://t.co/YlSMB86bHZ @bbclaurak Of course it will.If you're pinning your hopes on a Covid vaccine, here's a dose of realism | David Salisbury https://t.co/HK0KfKTONQ @iainmartin1 The UK has done world beating numbers of whole genome sequencing of Covid-19 viruses thru our pandemic… https://t.co/RCtSJBPBVg @iainmartin1 I cannot understand why you and others only focus on track and trace, and isolate... All the countries… https://t.co/UFrqaGR0pg
10/21
2020
Those who insist we ‘shield the vulnerable and lift the restrictions’ are reckless in their disregard for the fact… https://t.co/jfi5XLKbva
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @OliverDowding That is the difference between ourselves and the countries that have got rid of, or almost, covid in… https://t.co/i3SHKZLa3AI get sick of hearing Evan Davies veganism influencing the choice on PM of climate scientists on every occasion end… https://t.co/MGFUoEG27O @BBCScotlandNews Here is a nice song for Mask debaters https://t.co/lCniE7wKmV
Retweeted by Ruth WatkinsA beaver I photographed a few years ago. This year there were no beavers in the pond for some reason. Maybe a new f… https://t.co/ifSBHwdk0m
Retweeted by Ruth WatkinsNight. Riverbank., 1898 #isaaclevitan #realism https://t.co/3MtOHMGLuL
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @iandicko73 On the other hand bus or bysus may also be acceptable but not in the dictionary. @iandicko73 Mu dictionary- bws = singular bysau or bysiau = plural (I always like alternative spellings perhaps bec… https://t.co/bP7AEMPi5T @iandicko73 I think the amount of use they get is so different, I discuss this with my sister in Norfolk and the dr… https://t.co/wzofxHg5pd @HenryRothwell I think the sea and the clouds a particularly lovely. @HarrietSergeant If she was positive what would happen?Devotion, I hope it is richly rewarded. https://t.co/N3f1AE4xBmOctober 20th 2020 - a bright new day in the welsh hills https://t.co/4ZQ6cCvSe1
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @SmallholdersUK @ryesideryelands Just interested to know if your fell is on limestone. Near chalk downland in flora etc. @JosephineBlogg1 @frogsatuea @BroomFen @MidYare @norfolkponds @NorfolkWT I hope someone is weeding the plants out each year.
10/20
2020
@ruslandvalley Glad they didn't use helium in their balloons in them days. @HighFarndale To go to a different supermarket would be twice as far or further, so I do quite a bit from the small… https://t.co/5RAxeAYXkT @HighFarndale Well.. we only have the Co-op in Llandovery or Llandeilo and I think you would say they are smaller places. @Yorks_Exile @SwaledaleMutton @MilesKing10 @1noeloconnor @MayoCorncrake77 @colinnwm @Shawls259 @Garethupprhousehttps://t.co/ggGNYwNKx5Un artículo muy claro sobre ventilacion y filtracion en escuelas para reducir el riesgo de COVID-19 A very clear a… https://t.co/tG0Fs4h3hu
Retweeted by Ruth WatkinsAn old root cellar. They were a clever contraption and if I was still young enough I would build myself one here on… https://t.co/qT5DuzTR08
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @AliNouriPhD @WHO They do more than that. They stop the reintroduction of virus continually from elsewhere: limit p… https://t.co/7UwhWzowip @SwaledaleMutton @MilesKing10 @1noeloconnor @MayoCorncrake77 @colinnwm @Shawls259 @Garethupprhouse @Yorks_Exilehttps://t.co/BLbZnxRsKO @MartinAgSvs Outrageous. @HighFarndale I do, but whatever you ask for at the Co-op is never met. Whilst they pride themselves rightly on so… https://t.co/kv4hec5yvQ @MallingLleyn So it is a breeding flock, I would think most Herdwick keepers will do some conservation grazing, ie… https://t.co/uQfZtvh0HC @SmallRedOne @gpollara Good. I wonder if the current restricted areas in S and N have yielded any results such as c… https://t.co/LCvLly9vJ5 @MallingLleyn Do wethered ram lambs make up the conservation grazing flock?Male red-rumped parrot (Psephotus haematonotus) feeding on the seed heads of capeweed (Arctotheca calendula) aka ca… https://t.co/A3w2NpBo2w
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @WelshRev Quite agree. Along with Serco in charge of the privatised track and trace element. @JohnRentoul Is this a new form of neuro-memory training, to associate the right derivation with an image of the wrong one? @Caramelia79 @ZwartblesIE I can believe that. @suesustainable They won't be sticking around here, just moving through, seeking places where some insects are on t… https://t.co/vRikEqaCrE @bovinetb If we were able to prevent the introduction of Covid-19 into the UK (1000s of times) with a prog of compu… https://t.co/9Do0EvDInSExcellent series of tweets both for the cognoscenti and the nons- lots of info and perspective. https://t.co/PfozEvJY8I @SmallholdersUK Lovely fleece. Looks top quality coloured wool. @ZwartblesIE Thye have the same problem with packaging as us. So much.
10/19
2020
A group of swallows circled & quartered the stable field with its cut rushes and its outgrown hedges this afternoon… https://t.co/5EaAc1w4NVMany Scots, while owning Scotland's role in slavery, still take the stance that "normal" or "working class" Scots g… https://t.co/USDpinzQFT
Retweeted by Ruth WatkinsQuote of the day from @devisridhar : “Health services are the goalie- don’t leave them alone on the pitch as that’s… https://t.co/xgPNhaRj3F
Retweeted by Ruth WatkinsWhat a wonderful photo, each a goblet of wine for pixies. https://t.co/Kb6ujbEsTp @Stuthefarmer Do you have any Herdwick in Canada?Family portrait https://t.co/2OW95mqbfO
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @devisridhar The Public Health systems and motivation of the population to comply could be equally effective here i… https://t.co/yAViU4DOzwThe beauty of Pierre Bonnard's saturated colours,soft mauves, hot blues, the range of yellows, reds and whites in '… https://t.co/yBdFsIRLJC
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10/18
2020
This is HP’s fourth large litter. And she’s perfected the art of the standing milk bar (apologies for dodgy camera… https://t.co/OOHcVYcawf
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @JohnRentoul @Independent One could wait to see what happens in Wales. I think the reseeding of virus into Wales (n… https://t.co/K0tSHymem2 @AnneatSaveMe This happens on most farms all across Europe all the time, but we only have repeat TB where we have i… https://t.co/uAPrH3x1tS
Retweeted by Ruth WatkinsToday over 30,000 estimated new cases across UK- the way we see it is that NW, NE and Northern Ireland, wales and… https://t.co/gBrT4zwdk9
Retweeted by Ruth WatkinsThe Co-op has Old Cotswold Legbar free range eggs for sale (is it looking to become more like Waitrose knowing the… https://t.co/iH6RXgX04v
10/17
2020
An Outbreak of COVID-19 Associated with a Recreational ... https://t.co/tPbeiOuIhX via @CDCgov
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @terrierview @sjtomo157 @tteague @Ardwall_farm Man didn't prove an important reservoir of M bovis for cattle. They… https://t.co/4i8w32BmfL @sjtomo157 @terrierview @tteague @Ardwall_farm No.🆘🆘🆘COULD ONE OF THESE DOGS BE YOURS? 🆘🆘🆘 9 dogs seized by Gardaí in Waterford yesterday.. Dogs now in the care of W… https://t.co/TiwzjTNkYJ
Retweeted by Ruth Watkins @lakesvet @herdyshepherd1 Same quoted at me here in Wales.
10/16
2020

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