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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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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Love British Food Fortnight

So it’s Love British Food fortnight, a campaign which promotes #britishfoodisgreat and our fantastic agricultural industry! I was delighted to be selected as a 2018 Youth Ambassador along with 13 other inspirational young farmers: Richard Bower, Milly Fyfe, Ed Ford, Georgie Gater-Moore, Luke Winton, Ethan Kinney, Katie Smith, Chris Manley, Linsey Martin, Mary Ankers, Jack Hodgeson, […]

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Farming Mothers

Since it is Mother’s Day this Sunday, I thought I would blog about why our farming mothers are the show winning breed! Being a farm mum is by no means an glamorous job and these women are the unsung heroes in our lives as they juggle chaotic work schedules with daily domestic chores. Here are […]

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