Meet the Farmers (LIVE!) – episode 43 – The Tendring Hundred Show

Episode 43 comes to you from the Tendring Hundred Show which was held back in July. I spoke to Emma Stobart (RSPB), David Lord (local farmer), Dave Smart (Essex Wildlife Trust) and Barbara Sharp (Essex Beekeepers) about farming, conservation and the future of the countryside in the Countryside Ring at the Show. https://soundcloud.com/user-396010157/meet-the-farmers-episode-43-at-the-tendring-hundred-show    

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‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 40 – Richard Bower

Episode 40 of Meet the Farmers features Richard Bower who farms with his father Ray in Staffordshire. Originally a traditional beef and arable farm the Bowers are looking to future and diversifying the business in a broad sense, including going into tourism by establishing a large children's play barn. Richard has a keen interest in … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 40 – Richard Bower

Meet the Farmers – episode 38 – Kit Papworth

Episode 38 of the Meet the Farmers podcast features Norfolk arable farmer Kit Papworth, who it was an absolute pleasure to interview. Kit was formerly Chair of Anglia Farmers, among other things, and is also an active social media user. We talk a great deal about #FarmerMentalHealth, particularly his experience in the wake of his … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 38 – Kit Papworth

Talking to The Sassy Show

I am keen to broaden the conversation regarding #FarmerMentalHealth and other topics connected to farming, conservation and the countryside. With this in mind I was thrilled to speak to Bethany Burgoyne (and her alter ego HoneyB!) on her Youtube Channel. You can check it out here.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkxKGXfql2A Bethany's new project - 'Sassy Conversations' - … Continue reading Talking to The Sassy Show

Hunting In the American Countryside: What You Need to Know – guest post by Josh Montgomery

Hunting is an age old tradition in the US that is often practised and taught through generations. It serves as a way to get fresh food that isn’t treated before it reaches your plate and it can be a great experience even if you’re just getting started. However, hunters new and old know that going … Continue reading Hunting In the American Countryside: What You Need to Know – guest post by Josh Montgomery

Book Review – The Forager’s Calendar – by John Wright

Foraging is a pastime like no other, although it combines the joys of several outdoor activities. It provides an opportunity to learn and promises delicious results, so long as one knows what to do with the collected spoils on return to the kitchen. John Wright's The Forager's Calendar is a fairly comprehensive account and handbook for … Continue reading Book Review – The Forager’s Calendar – by John Wright

Book Review – The Easternmost House – by Juliet Blaxland

‘’The Easternmost House is a portrait of a place that soon will no longer exist. It is a memorial to this house and the lost village it represents, and to our ephemeral life here, so that something of it will remain once it has all gone.’’ The bar was set high when I read the … Continue reading Book Review – The Easternmost House – by Juliet Blaxland

Making Farming and the Veterinary sector something we can all be involved in! – Guest post by Navaratnam Partheeban

Partheeban Navaratnam is Senior Lecturer in Livestock Production at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester. He recently wrote an opinion piece in Farmers Weekly calling on us all to break down the ethnic barriers in farming and so I asked him to embellish on the subject on thinkingcountry. Agriculture and the veterinary profession are very important … Continue reading Making Farming and the Veterinary sector something we can all be involved in! – Guest post by Navaratnam Partheeban