Category Archives: Farming

COMING UP SMELLING OF ROSES – NOT!

The crops are in and already the farmers are cultivating the soil for the next sowing. A lot of the farmers, especially the ‘big’ guys who are solely arable farmers, rely on chemical fertilizers. But for those who farm on … Continue reading

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SAFELY GATHERED IN

It is the end of summer, time for the farmers to harvest their crops. Around us it is mainly wheat this year, although the ‘local’ farmer tends to rotate with barley and oil-seed rape, both of which come in earlier. … Continue reading

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DON’T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS

We had a rude awakening this morning by something we haven’t experienced for a long time, but the 4.15am call wasn’t something we were particularly happy about. Nor were we best pleased when it went on, and on, and on. … Continue reading

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THE TRACTORS ARE COMING

It has begun – again. The annual cycle of spraying and spreading that seems to go on constantly once the crops start to grow. It really isn’t something you ever think about, unless you happen to live adjacent to arable … Continue reading

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