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Picturing more than cows

Ballymena-born artist Paul Bell is holding his first solo exhibition in five years, Not Just Cows. Paul is well known for his strong cow paintings on colourful backgrounds, which are sought after for their strong physical resemblance to their subject matter. As the title suggests, however, this solo exhibition which runs from September 27 to […]

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Ski sheep rescue

Let it never be said that Field Day doesn’t bring you news of unusual sheep rescues. We’ve had one saved from the sea by a kayak, one pulled from a canal and one helped off a cliff. But this is a first: a sheep rescued by a skier.

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Farm machinery sale set to go with a bang

A 1945 Centurion tank is among a collection of vintage military vehicles and paraphernalia that a farmer will be auctioning in Norfolk next month. A 1940s US military truck, a 1930s Austin 8 military car and a parachute are just three of the many other items that are being put up for sale at Downham […]

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Flowers with a Fergie

A grey Fergie tractor was turned into a flowery spectacle and formed the centrepiece of a wildflower garden recently to celebrate the Hereford Cathedral Festival of Flowers. The Old Market commissioned the Great British Florist company, based at Lower Blakemere Farm, to create the project. It aimed to remind shoppers about the agricultural roots of […]

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New Holland at Notting Hill

Cider-making brothers joined Notting Hill carnival in London as part of their Taste of Somerset tour around England promoting their seven-flavour Brothers range of cider. Francis, Jonathan, Matthew and Daniel Showering, from Somerset, took to the capital city over the August bank holiday weekend on a British-built T7.200 tractor, loaned to them by New Holland. They […]

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Shaun the Sheep movie news

Excitement is building about the new Shaun the Sheep movie, which is due to be released next spring. The website has a short trailer for it and the BBC recently wrote about an arts trail featuring the ovine star.

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Robots, cranes and monster fleeces

Some rural-related nuggets from around the web today: The Daily Telegraph asks: Could robots replace sheepdogs? A sheep with 2okg of wool, courtesy of the BBC. Great photos of cranes fighting off a fox in the Express.

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Audrey’s giant corn dolly challenge

A giant, celebratory corn dolly is set to wow visitors to the Dorset County Show. Measuring 60ft in length, it’s being made in a traditional Long Welsh Fan design by Guild of Straw Craftsmen member Audrey Rolfe. Audrey, who’s been a corn dolly maker for 37 years, is well known as one of the finest […]

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King Lear with Sheep

Farmers Weekly readers may well be familiar with Stephen Carr because of his columns – whether he’s writing about ‘the pedigree-owning classes‘ or the pleasure to be drawn from ‘living on the smell of an oily rag‘. But his farm has been in the news recently because of a play that was held there – […]

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Sculptor’s animal art

Sculpture fans will be interested to read about the work of Nick Bibby, who draws inspiration from farm animals.

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