Roast sausage, apple and potato with cabbage and cider gravy

I must start by apologising that September’s recipe is so late. Despite this, the main star in this dish, apples, thankfully continue to be plentiful into October. Here I have used them to give extra sweetness to a roasted sausage and potato dish. Originally, we used English codlings, a heritage variety from Ben’s orchard, andContinue reading “Roast sausage, apple and potato with cabbage and cider gravy”

Durable Wellington Boots

Now, I wear my boots perhaps more than any other form of footwear, and it’s important for me that they last as long as possible, so I thought it might be useful to take a look at some wellies on the market right now… Firstly, from the Original Muck Boot Company – the Muckmaster HiContinue reading “Durable Wellington Boots”

Rewilding – still learning

It’s now a few years since I came across the concept of ‘rewilding’ and read George Monbiot’s Feral, far from the first book to tackle the subject, but perhaps the one that holds the crown for popularising it to such an extent and garnering a more established ‘movement’ of rewilding within conservation circles. Over that same periodContinue reading “Rewilding – still learning”

‘Education on Mental health is essential when one farmer a week takes their own life’ – Guest post by Jerome Fielder

You don’t expect to receive a phone call telling you that one of your best friends has taken his own life. But in January 2016, I did. Like you’d expect, the news rocked me, and I didn’t know what to say or how to react, I felt helpless. Joe was one of my closest friendsContinue reading “‘Education on Mental health is essential when one farmer a week takes their own life’ – Guest post by Jerome Fielder”

A Trip to Russia

I touched down at Heathrow on Saturday afternoon after an early flight from Barnaul and a rather stressful connecting flight to London from Moscow. I must say that I have had easier trips abroad in the past, but perhaps none quite as unique as this Russian adventure. The main point of the trip was toContinue reading “A Trip to Russia”