The Hare, why I love it and why we might lose it

Working on a mixed farm with a mosaic of arable cropping, tussocky grassland, marshland and hay meadows I am lucky to be able to see a wide variety of species, although I would love for wildlife abundance to be still greater, a difficult prospect when wildlife is under threat from so many angles. Hares have … Continue reading The Hare, why I love it and why we might lose it

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3 Best Ways To Get Rid of Weevils (guest post)

Weevils can make their way into your kitchen from infested food such as rice and flour. They are capable of ruining your food, and of course, seeing weevils flying about the kitchen or other parts of the house. Fortunately, there ways to get rid of weevils from the kitchen, without putting your health or that … Continue reading 3 Best Ways To Get Rid of Weevils (guest post)

ThinkingCountry nominated in the UK Blog Awards 2019

I'm thrilled that Thinking Country has been nominated for the latest round of the UK Blog Awards. It's a marker of your support and I want to thank each and every one of you, my readers on thinkingcountry and listeners to Meet the Farmers for supporting the blog and podcast. It is simply a pleasure … Continue reading ThinkingCountry nominated in the UK Blog Awards 2019

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 24 – John Pawsey

Episode 24 of Meet the Farmers features Suffolk arable and sheep farmer John Pawsey (@hanslope on twitter). John is well known in the farming world for being innovative and his organic mixed farming system is testimony to this, combining the very best of new and traditional knowledge. He is also an accomplished musician, as you … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 24 – John Pawsey

An Interview with Icelandic Sheep Farmer and Instagrammer Pálína Axelsdóttir Njarðvík

If you have an Instagram account and have any sort of interest in the countryside or farming (as you are on thinkingcountry the latter can be assumed) you may well have heard of Pálína Axelsdóttir Njarðvík who now has over 35,000 followers on her 'farmlifeiceland' page. The vast majority of her photos are of sheep as … Continue reading An Interview with Icelandic Sheep Farmer and Instagrammer Pálína Axelsdóttir Njarðvík

The East of England Farming Conference

Last week I attended the East of England Farming Conference which was held at the East of England Showground near Peterborough. For a farming conference with such an established sounding name you might be surprised that it is only a few years old, with this event only the fourth to take place in its history. … Continue reading The East of England Farming Conference

Spiced Parsnip & Clementine Cake – by Tiffany Francis

I am delighted to publish the first recipe from our new seasonal recipe editor Tiffany Francis, who is an author and artist based in the South Downs. Visit her website to discover more about her and her recent book 'Food You Can Forage'. Over to Tiff. ................................................. I’m delighted to have been handed the reigns for … Continue reading Spiced Parsnip & Clementine Cake – by Tiffany Francis

The Environmental Benefits Of Recycling E-Waste

Most residents of the UK would probably agree that the e-waste problem in landfill sites is a problem that is not disappearing. Every device is a prime suspect, but the problem is mostly with smartphones and other slim devices. Because they are slim, they are harder to disassemble, and therefore more difficult to recycle. Many … Continue reading The Environmental Benefits Of Recycling E-Waste

Five Woodworking Projects To Improve Your Farm – Guest post by James Niehaus

Woodworking projects around your farm can change the way that your business functions, and you can use a number of mechanical saws  to get the work done. You might purchase a couple of saws that you can use to do small projects around the place, or you might need something much larger to complete larger projects … Continue reading Five Woodworking Projects To Improve Your Farm – Guest post by James Niehaus