The End of an Era

Black & white photo. Two shire horses, a black one and a grey one, standing around a well in a field, on a farm, with four people. The black one has one of the people sitting on it and the grey is drinking from the well.

A glance at the past, with photos from an almost forgotten time, as one of the final ties to my ancestors comes to an end, and a look into the reasons why…

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Gluten Free Shortcake Biscuits

A recipe for deliciously-moreish, Gluten Free (but you’d never know) Shortcake Biscuits- I will not be held responsible for any addictions these create…

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Farm Life: Autumn

A field of Wheat Stubble with round bales of straw dotted around.

A look back at Autumn on the Farm, full of uncooperative weather and rebellious cattle. Find out what the beginning of the Arable Farming calendar entails…

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Fruit-Filled Mincemeat

Light, fruity, exceptionally yummy, this Mincemeat has it all. Packed with fruit, festive spices, and not much else, it’s successfully converted me to the Mince Pie way of life…

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Don’t Boycott Local Produce

If you ate today, whatever it was, then you supported a farmer somewhere in the world; but my question is, if you can, why not support one closer to home?

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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

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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