It might be springlike at the moment but winter has a habit of biting back with a vengeance - just think back to the Beast from the East in the UK last year! With this in mind, here's a short post about how to help wildlife in winter. ................................................................... Winter can be a hard time … Continue reading How to Help Wildlife in Your Garden This Winter – Guest post by NatureSpy
Last week I began something new on the ThinkingCountry facebook page as well as my twitter and instagram feeds. I must admit that I have been slightly late to the 'vlogging' scene but as they say it's better late than never and I now completely see the benefits both for me and for you dear … Continue reading Car Crash Ahead?
Whether you want to live a more self-sustaining lifestyle or just want to find ways to go green in the home, learning how to recycle and reuse items can kickstart more sustainable habits and protect the environment. Here’s a simple guide to greener living, complete with various ways to recycle and strategies to cut down … Continue reading Become a Recycler: A Simple Guide to Greener Living – guest post by Kay Carter
Hi, I’m Amanda. I’m a lawyer and farmer’s daughter from Michigan in the United States. Our family farm started four generations ago as a fruit farm off the coast of Lake Michigan. The lake provides a unique climate that makes it ideal for fruit trees. I grew up with my grandparents, parents, and two brothers … Continue reading Farming in the USA Series – part 1
From putting 30 litres of raw milk in a fridge to selling cheese all over the country and further afield Jonny and Dulcie Crickmore's story is certainly an inspiring one in a few years when dairy farming seems to have faced little but bad news. Jonny's Baron Bigod cheese, made from the milk of his … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 30 – Jonny Crickmore
The Oxford dictionary defines ecosystem as a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. For millennia humans lived as a part of the natural ecosystem when they hunted and gathered, eventually settling into an agrarian lifestyle which was in harmony with nature. Over the last few centuries, urbanization has divided the landscapes into … Continue reading Getting Kids Involved in Their Ecosystem – Guest post by Sophia Sanchez
Even if you’re running an online business, it will still have a carbon footprint. The good part is the fact that there’s always something you can do about it, even if it’s just switching to green hosting instead of using regular servers. In other industries, nonetheless, things aren’t nearly that simple. Here, you have many … Continue reading Tips to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Business – Guest post by Emma Joyce
All of this month an informal campaign called 'Februdairy' has been launched to support all things dairy. It leads on from another very successful 'Veganuary'. As part of the campaign my brother Sam and I are undertaking a 'cheese challenge', sampling one cheese each day of the month. So far we have tried Fosseway Fleece … Continue reading #Februdairy ‘diary’ Cheese Challenge