On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me …

… Eight Maids a Milking, seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five gold rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.
I’ve no comments to make on milk maids.  So instead I am going to ask you to join me in a celebration of Bovinity.

About Olivia N Masi

From art college drop-out, to office space-planner, to back-packer, to air stewardess, to brolly babe, to model agent, to wildlife conservationist. How? I've always believed in jumping at every opportunity that comes my way. This has taken me along some bizarre career paths. None of which I regret. I have been to amazing places and met fascinating people. And having worked in the motor sport industry I've sadly experienced too many beloved friends take one adrenalin step too many. I think of them always. I've hung out with pop-stars, sports personalities, and millionaires. I reached a point when nothing but VIP would do. And then something happened. My pops passed away and I felt the need to reconnect with my Italian side. Whilst in Italy, I learnt to be resourceful, to recycle everything, to listen to the valley, to grow my own veg, to catch and tame feral cats, and to follow my heart. My heart led me to a desire to save this beautiful Earth, and all the wonderful life upon it. And so I read, and then I studied with the Open University. I suddenly found myself accepted on a BSc in Wildlife Conservation, having left school with pitiful qualifications. So here I am. A qualified Wildlife Conservationist. A scientist I suppose. I love nothing more than to listen to birdsong, and watch, learn and photograph wildlife. So here is to me getting the perfect job where I can contribute to saving one of Earth's beautiful species. Do I miss the glamour of the old life? The VIP lifestyle? The petrol-head adrenalin? The buzz of being a successful business owner? Only occasionally. Though it seems more like the distant dreams of a previous life.
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2 Responses to On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me …

  1. OliviaMasi says:

    I see now that I only seem to photograph red cows!


  2. Reblogged this on from Brolly Babe to Wildlife Conservationist … and commented:

    Did you know:

    1. That animal agriculture is responsible for 18 % of greenhouse gas emissions. This is more than the exhaust emissions from all forms of transportation combined (which adds up to 13%).
    2. That livestock and their byproducts, account for 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.
    3. That emissions for agriculture are projected to increase 80% by 2050.
    4. That cows produce 150 billion gallons of methane per dy.
    5. Methane has a global warming potential 86 times higher than CO2 on a 20 year time frame.
    6. That even without fossil fuels, we will exceed our 565 giga-tonnes CO2 limit by 2030, all from raising animals.
    7. That reducing methane emissions would create tangible benefits almost immediately.
    8. That animal agriculture water consumption ranges from 34-76 trillion gallons per year.
    9. That agriculture is responsible for 80-90% of US water consumption.


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