Firstly, happy new year and I hope you have had a good festive break (if you are fortunate enough to be able to take time off over the Christmas/New Year period). My good intentions to post every Friday on this blog have started well, although it won't last for long as I will be away … Continue reading When to act on climate change?
You'll have to forgive me for the selfish nature of this post. Originally, I thought about doing my usual 'review of the year in the countryside' with news on everything from TB to rural crime, HS2, the weather and the impact of Brexit and the election. However, I thought I would review my own year … Continue reading 2019 – a year of change
Ben continues his trip through north Wales and speaks to Llyr Jones. Llyr keeps 1500 sheep, 30 cattle and produces eggs for Tesco. He also co-owns the only rapeseed oil company in Wales supplying Asda, Morrisons and Sainsburys. This episode was recorded back in October. https://soundcloud.com/user-396010157/meet-the-farmers-episode-55-with-llyr-jones-in-denbighshire
If you live in the UK and take any interest in the news at all then you are probably aware that last Thursday Natural England revoked the general licenses (GL04,05 and 06) that allowed anyone to shoot 16 different species* of bird including several members of the crow family, pigeons and some gulls. The use … Continue reading Wild Justice, Natural England and this week’s Shooting License Fiasco
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?