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.
Lauriston Farm is a 210 acre biodynamic farm on the Essex coast, not far from Maldon. Quite recently the farm's director, Spencer Christy, decided to reach out to the local community and make the farm community owned. Spencer has a background in environmental science and we spent a good deal of time talking about farming … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 32 – Spencer Christy
When going camping, choosing the right foods is essential, Here, we’ll discuss the tips that you need to know in order to select the right camping foods for your trip, so that you’re not left without food to eat. Plan Ahead When choosing camping foods, you should always plan ahead. Don’t go into this just … Continue reading Tips to Select Food for Camping Trips – Guest post by Emily Bartels
I was really pleased when I opened my copy of Farmers Weekly earlier today to find that Executive Editor Philip Clarke had chosen to focus his editorial piece on standing up to the racist slur shown towards dairy vet Navaratnum Partheeban, who incidentally wrote a discussion piece here on thinkingcountry a couple of weeks ago. … Continue reading Standing up to racism
Countless great pieces of music and art are influenced by the natural world and rural landscapes. The works of Ralph Vaughan Williams for example, or Beethoven's 6th Symphony or Chopin's Raindrop Prelude are all influenced by the outdoors. Elgar was influenced by his beloved Malvern Hills, Benjamin Britten by the Suffolk coast and Holst the … Continue reading Music, Art, Creativity and the Countryside
A skid steer lifter comes with various attachments that are used for different purposes. It can help eliminate manual labor and reduce the number of accidents in factories. No matter what attachment you are choosing such as the auger, bucket, blades, broom, grappler, mower, etc, the first thing that you should take into consideration is … Continue reading 4 Things to Consider Before Buying a Skid Steer Lifter
It has been a long time since I sat down to write you a blog post for which I apologise. My mind has been on other things and as you know summer is a particularly busy time. It is quite incredible to drive around the local area and see the vast majority of fields already … Continue reading Why do people do stupid things?
Cooking outside can be fun whether you are grilling or camping. However, it can also be stressful at times. Luckily, there are ways that you can make your time a little bit easier. In this article, we are going to look at some helpful tips you can use when cooking outdoors. Plan Meals Ahead Whether … Continue reading Helpful Tips for Outdoor Cooking – Guest post by Samantha Rosario
The second stop on my recent road trip was to Jim Shanks' farm in the Scottish Borders, near Hawick. Jim is a dairy farmer but is also heavily diversified and grows 300 tonnes of red tomatoes each year as well as having a biomass boiler and anaerobic digestor connecting the whole system, cleverly using the … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 19 – Jim Shanks
Stephen Briggs farms arable crops and apple trees using agroforestry techniques in Cambridgeshire. He is a tenant farmer on 250 acres of land in the fertile fens and also runs a consultancy, Abacus Agriculture, providing targeted advice to farmers and land managers across the UK. This podcast episode also profiles an event which took place at … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 17 – Stephen Briggs at Whitehall Farm (featuring the Woodland Trust)