In this episode Ben heads to the Welsh borders to meet sheep farmer and Chair of Herefordshire Young Farmers, Ernie Richards.
Ben speaks to former sheep farmer and current BBC newsreader Gareth Barlow who began his broadcasting career after running a flock of 600 sheep for several years and working as a butcher and in an abbatoir. Plus all the usual news and latest installment of Guess the Crop.
Ben visits Gareth Wyn Jones near Llanfairfechan in Conwy in north Wales to talk about his farm, sheep, ponies, community, broadcasting and the future of hill farming.
This episode of Meet the Farmers features hill beef and sheep farmer Emlyn Roberts who farms 450ha near Dolgellau in north Wales. We recorded this back in October. Emlyn has diversified into hydroelectric energy.
It is relatively rare that you find yourself reading a book whilst actively doing the things contained within its pages. I am currently in the middle of the lambing period on our Essex coastal farm. A round the clock watch is kept on our ewes and lambs: feeding, watering, bedding up and assisting mothers. TheContinue reading “Book Review – A Farmer’s Diary: A Year at High House Farm – by Sally Urwin”