Keep Farm Safety in the Spotlight

Farm Safety Week might have been last week, but it’s important to make sure it remains in the spotlight. Farm Safety Week  is an initiative originally launched back in 2013 to raise awareness of the fact that agriculture has the poorest record when it comes to workplace fatalities. The farming environment is full of risksContinue reading “Keep Farm Safety in the Spotlight”

My Day at the Royal Welsh

Today is the final day of the Royal Welsh Show. The Royal Welsh is one of the largest and best attended agricultural shows in the country. It runs for four days and is held at the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells. Around 250,000 people flock to the area to celebrate Welsh rural life, foodContinue reading “My Day at the Royal Welsh”

Courgette and Cheddar Scones

July’s recipe from Thinkingcountry’s resident seasonal recipe writer, Holly Betts, is for these delicious savoury scones. ……………………………………………………………………………………………. July is in full swing and this month the recipe includes that most plentiful of veggies, the lovely courgette. Once the plant gets going the best thing is to pick the courgettes when they are small. It isContinue reading “Courgette and Cheddar Scones”

My First Red Squirrel (at long last)

Instead of making new year’s resolutions this year I made a list of several things that I wanted to do or achieve during the course of the year. I won’t bore you with all of them, but I’m steadily working my way through the list. Near the top was an ambition I’ve had for years:Continue reading “My First Red Squirrel (at long last)”

What was the Silsoe Conference and why should we remember it?

Forty eight years ago, in July 1969, a conference was held at Silsoe Agricultural College in Bedfordshire. It was jointly organised by the RSPB, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), The Wildlife Trusts, the National Conservancy Council (now Natural England) and the Agricultural Development Advisory Service (ADAS), and it aimed to bring farmers and conservationistsContinue reading “What was the Silsoe Conference and why should we remember it?”