Patrick and Brian Barker (aka The Barker Boys) grow cereals, herbage grass seed, linseed, spring beans and, until recently, oil seed rape, across 513 hectares in Suffolk. Situated on the North Suffolk Claylands, the cousins have put active research at the heart of moving their business forwards as well as boosting biodiversity through conservation andContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 36 – Patrick and Brian Barker”
When you’re looking to whip up one of your favorite recipes for your family and friends, wouldn’t it be nice to have everything you need in your home? It’s a lot easier than you think. Although the weather may hinder your ability to grow certain plants at different times of the year, there’s no doubtContinue reading “Indoor Herb Garden Guide – guest post by Kiana”
In episode 35 of the Meet the Farmers podcast I speak to Georgie Bray who is the Farm Manager at the RSPB’s Hope Farm in Cambridgeshire. The RSPB aim to demonstrate that conservation can successfully sit side by side a productive arable farm business.
Here is the latest seasonal recipe from resident recipe writer Tiffany Francis. You can check out her other recipes here. ……………………………………………………………………….. Hawthorn blossom, bouncing lambs, supper in the garden. There’s nothing like late spring to bring out the vibrancy of the countryside and make us forget winter ever existed. This fresh strawberry daiquiri is aContinue reading “Strawberry Daiquiri – Tiffany Francis”
‘’The Easternmost House is a portrait of a place that soon will no longer exist. It is a memorial to this house and the lost village it represents, and to our ephemeral life here, so that something of it will remain once it has all gone.’’ The bar was set high when I read theContinue reading “Book Review – The Easternmost House – by Juliet Blaxland”