Alpaca-Gate

Two Alpacas. Three People. Two Six-Wheeled, Powered Wheelchairs. One End Goal- Get said Alpacas into the barn. What could possibly go wrong?

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Seeing Double

Lincoln Red cow laid with her twin Limousin cross calves in a bed of straw in a stable.

The ‘T’ word… Marmite to Mother Nature. Either prompting catastrophe or elation, depending on the day. Twins…

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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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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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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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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.

As part of “24 Hours in Farming,” a day for people in the food and farming industry to showcase the care and passion that goes into the British food that lands on our plates using the hashtag #Farm24, I thought I’d share with you what entwines me with this wonderful and diverse industry… In a […]

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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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