10 signs you know Christmas has arrived on the farm!

As I’m feeling slightly festive, a rarity for me, here are 10 signs you know Christmas has arrived on the farm! The 3 Wise Reps  Similar to the nativity scene, the festive period warrants an annual visit from local reps who come to the farm bearing gifts of calendars, chocolate and whiskey as a thank […]

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Filming at the Farm 

The secret can finally be shared… Last week (10/4/2017) ITV Granada came to our farm in Lancashire to film lambing, in particular the fell sheep. I got to meet some of the team, such as Jo Blythe (weather presenter) and Simon the cameraman! They were incredibly friendly and eager to get going. Filming started around […]

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The most horrific sight

*Warning graphic content* It has happened again. There has been yet another dog attack on a sheep. It is a common occurrence in the farming world, with new cases of livestock worrying appearing on my social media timelines daily. But this time it’s closer to home and I am beyond devastated for our neighbours who […]

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What the older generation of farmers can teach us …

It’s no secret that my grandad is my role model and inspiration – at 90 years old, he continues to farm every single day and shows no signs of retirement any time soon! Since the average age of a UK farmer is 59, here’s what these old timers can teach us about farming… Perseverance = […]

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Wall to wall sunshine

Yesterday the BBC Breakfast team visited our farm to learn about how the prolonged period of dry weather is effecting farmers (in particular livestock farmers) across the country. Whilst Polly may have stolen the limelight with her best-behaviour and displays of affection for the presenter, the issue is extremely serious and worrying for all involved […]

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A Day In Warsaw

Having recently returned from a 2 week trip Inter-railling around Eastern Europe with Ryan, I thought I’d write a collection of six short blogs documenting our time in each city. As always, let me know if you have any questions/comments about my travels! Warsaw, Poland  The first stop on our Inter-railing adventure was Poland’s capital […]

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Lorna Sixsmith’s ‘Till the cows come home’ – Book Review

When Lorna dropped me a message one evening asking if I would review her latest book ‘Till the cows come home’ on my blog, I was delighted (and a little bit flabbergast!) to accept. Here’s what I thought of it and how you can get your hands on a copy… About Lorna  Where to start […]

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Five Farmhouse Features

There is something wonderfully homely about a farmhouse. From its history, stunning surroundings, to charming irks, it’s the place where farmers and countryside dwellers  retreat to after a long working day. Throughout the UK there are thousands of rural farmhouses, each with their own stories and memories. So since I’ve ‘come home’ for summer, here’s […]

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Stress and My Countryside Remedy

It’s exam season and like most students up and down the country I am STRESSED, especially since they are my final ever exams (well – unless I fail and need to resit!). It’s also Mental Health Month and given that the focus of the campaign this year is stress,  I thought I’d blog about my […]

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