Meet the Farmers – Episode 49 with Jonty Brunyee

Episode 49 of the is the second leg of my latest podcast road trip around the Cotswolds. I visited Jonty Brunyee who is a National Trust tenant in the heart of the Cotswolds, at Conygree Farm, farming Cotswold Sheep and Hereford Cattle as well as undertaking a range of diversifications and other projects. Jonty and … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – Episode 49 with Jonty Brunyee

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What You Need to Know About Health and Safety in Agricultural Work – Guest post by Simon Bliss

Agricultural work in the UK can be hazardous. In fact, according to statistics, between one and three people die every month as a result of a farming accident. Several more are either seriously injured or fall ill in connection with their work. As a result, to ensure farming is a sustainable business, there needs to … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Health and Safety in Agricultural Work – Guest post by Simon Bliss

Meet the Farmers – episode 48 – Andy Dibben and Kate Yells

This is the first in a series of trips on Meet the Farmers to farms in the Cotswolds, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and north Wales. Back in September and early October I went on a podcast road trip meeting farmers along the way. Abbey Home Farm in Cirencester was my first stop and I was shown around … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 48 – Andy Dibben and Kate Yells

Book Review – Letters to the Earth – introduced by Emma Thompson

Earlier this year the group Culture Declares Emergency invited the British public to put pen to paper and write a letter to the Earth. The invitation was open to all - to think beyond the human narrative and bear witness to the scale of the climate crisis. Over 1000 people wrote letters of love, grief, … Continue reading Book Review – Letters to the Earth – introduced by Emma Thompson

Book Review – Bloom – by Ruth Kassinger

Writing 339 pages about algae is an impressive feat (including recipes, but excluding bibliography and index). What is even more impressive however is making a subject that might stereotypically be met with groans or raised eyebrows engaging. Algae is fascinating and I knew very little about it before reading this book. I have come to … Continue reading Book Review – Bloom – by Ruth Kassinger

Meet the Farmers – Episode 47 with Emily McVeigh

In episode 47 of Meet the Farmers Ben speaks to Emily McVeigh at the Kenton Hall Estate in Suffolk. The business is a family business through and through with all members of the family involved in various enterprises, from arable to Longhorn cattle, a cookery school, glamping enterprise, weddings and events. Kenton Hall was one … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – Episode 47 with Emily McVeigh

Sustainable Decorating: 4 Tips to Furnish Your Home & Garden – Guest post by Katie Tejada

Sustainability is more important now than it ever has been, which is why finding ways to be more environmentally friendly in your own home is essential. You can’t change the entire world in one day, but you can ensure that you’re utilizing eco-friendly materials and reducing your own environmental footprint. Thankfully, finding sustainable living materials … Continue reading Sustainable Decorating: 4 Tips to Furnish Your Home & Garden – Guest post by Katie Tejada

Eco-Friendly DIY Home Renovations – Guest Post by Emma Joyce

Even though this probably isn’t your most favorite thing in the world, renovating your home from time to time is something you simply have to do. This is the only way to make your living space more visually appealing, practical, and inviting at the same time. Most of these renovations require professional assistance, but you … Continue reading Eco-Friendly DIY Home Renovations – Guest Post by Emma Joyce

Photo Retouching Tips and Tricks in Different Environments – Guest post by Rebecca Van Ommen

A lot of thinkingcountry readers enjoy taking photographs, especially in the outdoors, so when Rebecca Van Ommen approached me asking to publish the below I thought you might be interested. Ben   There was a time when photography could only be done by professionals who had all the needed tools and spent years mastering the … Continue reading Photo Retouching Tips and Tricks in Different Environments – Guest post by Rebecca Van Ommen