A student from Harper Adams University has found that foraging for food is on the rise among young urban people. Kate Price, 22, studied ‘Wild food foraging in the UK’ for her dissertation as part of her degree in Countryside Management. The research, conducted through online questionnaires, revealed that there has been a 7% increase […]
Really like this. Something about its simplicity. It’s a sculpture on a beach at Domburg in Holland. Picture: REX/WestEnd61
Recognise this chap? It’s Adam Henson (well, an effigy of him) and was on show at the recent Scarecrow Festival at Hinderwell in North Yorkshire. It was one of the prize-winning displays and was at Greylands Farm, home of the Barker family. Their designs, made by Joanne Muir and Carol Barker, were based on the […]
Three quirky rural stories from around the web: * The uber-cute Valais Blacknose sheep from Switzerland, which are so valuable they’re protected by CCTV * The sheep fitted with action cameras to record the Tour de France action * A farmer’s wife threatens to leave her husband in solar panel row
Thanks to Richard and Ann Spokes, farmers at South Croxton in Leicestershire, for sharing this picture with us. It shows us the imaginative idea Grace and Sophie Spokes had when they wanted a bigger hutch for their two rabbits – a cattle ring feeder!
An American farmer has been reunuited with his phone after it turned up 6000 miles away…
The British Cheese Board has revealed that a study completed at Middlesex University has disproved the myth that eating cheese before bed gives you nightmares. Five different British cheeses were consumed by students from the university over two weeks, with a vegan alternative used as a ‘placebo’. The effects of the cheese on sleep quality […]
Solar power is in the news a lot at the moment – but rarely stories about solar power and donkeys, such as this one in the Daily Mail.
Usually, we like to bring you animal rescue stories with a happy ending – like the sheepdog pulled from a well or the sheep-kayak rescue. Here’s one that sadly hasn’t ended so well. A cow ended up being shot after it fell into Aberdeen Harbour earlier today. There are some photos on The Press and […]
It’s been hard to turn on the TV or radio this weekend and not hear Glastonbury coverage. But one nugget of information I didn’t encounter was what type of tractor was used at the event at Worthy Farm, the working Somerset dairy farm owned by Michael Eavis. Apparently, it was eight New Hollands, hired over 12 […]
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- Rare 'golden' mole caught http://t.co/KzqLENloBE 12:13:43 PM November 28, 2013 from web ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @overthefarmgate: @jonesFW @timrelfFW you seen this?! RT @jhdarcy I'm a celebrity get me out of here!? http://t.co/MYm3dIxEa7 #farmpics 03:48:02 PM November 27, 2013 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- @MillyMollyManda Well done on your win Amanda:) #VMGMindAwards 05:00:58 PM November 19, 2013 from web in reply to MillyMollyManda ReplyRetweetFavorite
- @jo_elvin Commiserations re last night. Very moving evening and, as you say, just good to be there and to be covering this stuff. 05:00:17 PM November 19, 2013 from web in reply to jo_elvin ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Nominations have started rolling in for our Britain's Sexiest Farmer competition. Here's the gallery so far http://t.co/IttHoWn2Y3 05:58:20 PM November 18, 2013 from web ReplyRetweetFavorite