Giving Gove a Chance…perhaps

N.b This article was originally published on countrysquire.co.uk It was certainly a shock to see Michael Gove reinstated to the Cabinet, especially in his new role leading Defra. Rarely does the department receive such a ‘big hitter’, usually being seen (frustratingly) as a relative backwater from which lower profile ministers can rise through the politicalContinue reading “Giving Gove a Chance…perhaps”

Elderflower Cordial

I am delighted to introduce Holly Betts‘ first seasonal recipe, part of a brand new monthly series on ThinkingCountry. Elderflowers are still around in many places and I can confirm that it’s completely worthwhile making the most of them while they last in the form of this delicious cordial. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Welcome to the first post inContinue reading “Elderflower Cordial”

‘Meet the Farmers’ – Episode 8 – Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly is a turkey farmer from near Chelmsford in Essex. Last month I spoke to him about life, family and turkeys at Claydons Farm. To find out more about his business visit kellyturkeys.co.uk Presented and Produced by: Ben Eagle Audio Mastering by: Tom Bland.

World Environment Day

Today is ‘World Environment Day’, the UN’s way of reminding us that we should be aware of environmental issues and be activists for the natural world, not just passive observers. It has been held on 5th June since 1974 and is now marked in 143 countries across the world. Every year there is a differentContinue reading “World Environment Day”