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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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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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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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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An Ode To The Mothers

A group of brown and black cows and a brown calf looking at the camera from the other side of a barbed wire fence in a grass field.

As today is Mother’s Day, and since we are in the middle of calving so there’s a constant source of inspiration at the moment, I thought I would dedicate this blog post to profiling 10 types of Mothers you can find in a herd of cows. So, from the wonderful to the wonderfully incompetent, here […]

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Farm Life: Winter

A close up of frosty grass.

Here is the first instalment of a four part series, where I plan to introduce you to each season on the farm. You’re in for a bit of a long one, so you might want to grab yourself a hot drink and a comfy seat. To kick us off, this is Winter… December December clearly […]

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Routines of Winter

Landscape photo of a misty sky over a frosty grass field.

I love winter. The crisp, frosty mornings, cosy nights snuggled up in front of the television with the dogs, hearty casseroles and mince pies, fresh out of the oven (yes, it’s acceptable to eat them in January and February, well, it is in this house). I know many who wouldn’t agree and long for the […]

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