Book Review – The Hidden World of the Fox – by Adele Brand

The fox is one of those charismatic species that attracts strong opinions, especially in the countryside, but as they are also increasingly, if not more, visible in urban areas, from people in towns and cities as well. Ecologist Adele Brand, the author of this enjoyable and very readable book, clearly has a great intrigue with … Continue reading Book Review – The Hidden World of the Fox – by Adele Brand

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

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