Why Britain Needs Livestock

A herd of beef cows grazing in a grass field, in the British countryside.

Livestock farming appears to be the favoured scapegoat for all problems at the moment. But is losing a part of the fabric of our countryside really the answer it’s being heralded as?

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Gluten Free Shortcrust Pastry

Here is the lesser seen specimen of a gluten free sweet pastry which actually holds together long enough to get it into the oven! A savoury and a sweet option, for all your tart and pie needs…

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Berry Burst Energy Balls

Berry Burst Energy Balls topped with dark chocolate and freeze dried raspberry pieces.

During the heatwave this Summer, it was way too hot to bake anything in the oven, but the tins were empty of yummy treats (something which is akin to a sin in this house; farmhouses can’t function without baking!), and so entered these delicious balls of summer berry filled goodness! Berry Burst Energy Balls Recipe […]

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Farm Life: Summer

Close up of a field of Winter Wheat, almost ready for combining.

With the trees beginning to change colour and the nights drawing in, it can only mean one thing… Summer is well and truly, fading away. But first, I’m going to take you back to those long, sunny (well, not always, this is England we’re talking about) days and tell you all about Summertime on the farm…

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Back on Board

Taken from the rider's view on a horse, a white horse's ears and top of neck. the background is a stoney track with grass verges and hedges on either side.

If you follow me on any social media platforms, you might have already seen that, at the beginning of this week, I got back in the saddle; well, the metaphorical saddle, as I was actually on bareback! It was a spur of the moment thing, although I’ve known for a little while that it wouldn’t […]

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You Win Some, You Lose Some

You win some, you lose some. Quote over a photo of grass.

This has been playing on my mind lately, so I thought I’d share it with you. I hope you can take something from it; whether that’s comfort in knowing you’re not alone, or just a better sense of understanding or empathy… “Where there’s livestock, there’s deadstock” The oldest saying in the book. It’s the reality […]

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Why be a Farmer?

A group of Large Black piglets, in a wheelbarrow, on a farm.

In a world where you can be anything, why choose to be a farmer? I can’t remember when I decided I wanted to be a farmer, it was just something I always knew, something ingrained deep within me. August 8th (today) is “24 Hours in Farming,” one of the biggest online events in agriculture. Today, […]

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Farmer-On-Wheels

A photo of a girl (Holly) in an electric wheelchair with elevated legs, lunging a light bay horse in a grass field.

This started off as an appreciation post for my new power-chair, but it’s become so much more. I hope you’ll bear with me, as I think it’s an important topic to cover whatever your current health status. I’m sure it’ll come as no surprise that farms and faulty health aren’t exactly a match made in […]

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Farm Life: Spring

A close up of yellow flowering oilseed rape with blue sky overhead.

Hello again, it seems we’re in June; how did that happen!? So, it must be time to settle down and write Spring’s farm update! Farm life means living with the seasons, in-tune to Mother Nature, and in no season is that more apparent than this. Spring always reminds me of the quote, “nature does not […]

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M.E. Awareness Week

A collage of 3 photos, headshots of the same girl. Photo 1: A girl smiling at the camera, with shoulder length brown hair, wearing a purple t-shirt with white text saying “It’s real, it’s physical, it’s M.E.”. Photo 2: Same girl, sat upright in a chair, wearing orange tinted glasses and a brown top, holding a sign saying “Can you see me now, millions missing, Holly, 23”. Photo 3: same girl in bed in the dark with dark glasses on and an ice pack on her forehead.

This week is M.E. Awareness Week, culminating in M.E. Awareness Day on Sunday, (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/CFS; although, that name feels a bit like calling a flood a ‘chronic puddle’, but that’s a debate for another time). I was going to let it pass by without saying anything. I worry about […]

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