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Getting to know Iona Mitchell


Hi everyone I miss you all and hope you are all safe and well.

Here is a little more information about me to help you get to know me better.  I’m from Neilston and was born in 1979, I have a younger brother called Ross and a sister called Ailie we are a close family and very supportive of each other which is lovely . I came back into Child Care and education after bringing my family up, my eldest is seventeen.  I have worked with children all of my life and I really missed it. I was over the moon when I got a permanent job at Cart Mill family centre in January.

I’m married to James we were married at Eastwood house in 2001.

Do you like our farm themed cake? It has our house in the middle, our neighbour made it for us. Our honeymoon was in Cala d’Or Majorca  we have been back to Majorca many times James likes to drive around the island and explore it.

James and I have three children Jennifer Jamie and Rae. The top photo is us at North  Berwick we quite often go for a week in the summer with my parents. I have booked again for July hopefully we will get to go.🤞

Rae who is 9 likes to help out on the farm by collecting the eggs feeding the chickens  he even sometimes does a bit of tractor washing with the power cleaner. I think a bit of responsibility is good for him though he draws the line at helping to lamb a sheep.😂

We are very fortunate to live in the countryside I love going for long walks with my Collie dog Gael .  On the farm just now we have lots of foals being born it is also calving time though that’s definitely more my husbands department. I like to read non fiction books and autobiography’s. The last pop star I went to see was Shawn Mendes at the hydro, He was very good though I did feel a bit old sitting in between hoards of screaming  girls.

This is Jennifer my eldest we have miniature Shetland ponies she has won many prizes showing them.

Spring time on the farm 🐥

The first spring lamb Larry.

Hi I hope you are all well and enjoyed Easter.  I miss seeing you all at Cart Mill family centre. I can’t wait to be back there with you all.

This is Eggward he is a Polish bantam.

As some of you may know I’m fortunate enough to live on a farm. Spring time is an extremely busy exciting time for us as lots of baby animals are born. I thought I would share some pictures of what myself and my family have been doing during these strange historic times. Hopefully they will make you smile.

This is a little welsummer chick.

The little chicks come out of the incubator after they have hatched and are placed under the heat lamp to keep them warm.
This miniature Shetland pony is the newest edition at just two days old. Can you think of a nice name for her?

This is a Texel Ewe with her lamb.
This is a Kerry Hill lamb and ewe.


We have had plenty to do on the farm. Rae collects the eggs for our lunch. We have a few different types of chickens . The duck is George he is a silver Appleyard. In the background you can see the guineafowl, I will post a better picture of them next time.
Lots of our miniature Shetland pony’s are due to foal in April. We keep a close eye on them to make sure they are healthy. Our fields are quite spread out and I’m a bit lazy so we use quad bikes to check on the pony’s.
Here Rae is helping to dig a hole to let the water away. He is in a mini digger.