Food Stories- An Interview With My Father

A red Massey Ferguson tractor driving across a field, with a set of discs on the front and a powerharrow and drill behind, drilling a crop.

Welcome to the Food Stories Series. A series to connect you to the stories of the people behind the food on our plates and the countryside we all enjoy. Their different roles, backgrounds, journeys, and reasons they do what they do. To kick this series off, I couldn’t think of anyone better to interview than my biggest farming inspiration, my teacher, mentor… and father.

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Harvest Sagas- Part 2

Looking up from the base of the stems of a field of golden wheat that's ready for harvesting.

Welcome to part 2 of this year’s Harvest Sagas. It’s certainly been a long one, the first to stretch into October for quite some time…

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Harvest Sagas- Part 1

Close up of a field of wheat, it's still green but the ears are there and the leaves are starting to get a yellow tinge.

Harvest Time It’s the slow humming of the combine, out of sight but not to be mistaken. The sight of golden carpets adorning the countryside, bales of straw popping up here, there and everywhere, children begging to stay out in the garden just a little longer to get a glimpse of the ginormous combine harvester… […]

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A GIRL, A GODDESS, AND A THUNDERSTORM

Close up of a golden calf curled up in the straw.

Today, I’ve got a story I’d like to tell you. It involves a girl, who longed to go outside and see the cows, a heifer, who wasn’t supposed to still be here, and the calf she was never meant to have…

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Another Blow for British Agriculture

Today, I’m disappointed.
I’m disappointed the majority of our government, including our Prime Minister, voted NOT to make crucial amendments to the Agriculture Bill in parliament, yesterday. Amendments to protect our shelves from imports of food produced in ways which are illegal here.
Food safety standards affect everyone, and here’s why…

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Meet The Moo Monday

On the first Monday of 2020, I started doing ‘Meet The Moo Monday’ on my blog’s social media accounts. (It actually popped into my head around last November. Every week, I told myself I’d start it, but kept getting cold feet.) What is it? Meet The Moo Monday began as an excuse to introduce our […]

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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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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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