Helpful Tips for Outdoor Cooking – Guest post by Samantha Rosario

Cooking outside can be fun whether you are grilling or camping. However, it can also be stressful at times. Luckily, there are ways that you can make your time a little bit easier. In this article, we are going to look at some helpful tips you can use when cooking outdoors. Plan Meals Ahead Whether … Continue reading Helpful Tips for Outdoor Cooking – Guest post by Samantha Rosario

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‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 19 – Jim Shanks

The second stop on my recent road trip was to Jim Shanks' farm in the Scottish Borders, near Hawick. Jim is a dairy farmer but is also heavily diversified and grows 300 tonnes of red tomatoes each year as well as having a biomass boiler and anaerobic digestor connecting the whole system, cleverly using the … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 19 – Jim Shanks

Moley, moley, moley – Guest post by Robert Blakemore

Although the UK’s State of Nature Report (2016) shows that many species are in decline, they also report that moles (Talpa spp.) are holding their ground with an estimated population of 41 million (Ref.; Ref.). This excludes Ireland that has no moles – a hangover from the ice age – while resident moles have seemingly … Continue reading Moley, moley, moley – Guest post by Robert Blakemore

The Camomile Road

When Alice went down the rabbit hole or when the children stepped through the wardrobe they found themselves in a completely new and strange situation; unexpected; unimaginable; unbelievable perhaps. Their new world offered adventure and danger but also hope, intrigue and escape. The worlds of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) and CS Lewis have become … Continue reading The Camomile Road

How long will this weather continue?

From twitter and instagram (as well as that old fashioned thing called the weather forecast) I see that some parts of the country have received a small amount of rain, although still very little and it has really been restricted to parts of the west. https://twitter.com/mmphotography71/status/1013821729448382470 In my part of Essex it hasn't rained properly … Continue reading How long will this weather continue?