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Foraging for Food

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 […]

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Sea cow sculpture

Really like this. Something about its simplicity. It’s a sculpture on a beach at Domburg in Holland. Picture: REX/WestEnd61

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A festival to (scare)crow about…

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 […]

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Swiss sheep, fleece cameras and solar marriage discord

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

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A hutch with a difference

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!

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A very mobile mobile

An American farmer has been reunuited with his phone after it turned up 6000 miles away…

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Sweet dreams are made of cheese

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 […]

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Turkey’s solar donkeys

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.

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Harbour cow shot

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 […]

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Glastonbury – tractor news

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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