March 2008 - Posts
We promised a couple of weeks ago that we'd try and help you promote your blogs. After a bit of fiddling I've managed to come up with this handy little thing that will sit at the bottom of every email I send (and that is too many! )
It scrolls through every headline of the latest blog posts on FWiSpace and hopefully this will encourage a few others to take a peek! You can add it to your own emails if you like (press the grab link and follow the instructions).
↑ Grab this Headline Animator
I've been browsing some websites to check out if there is anything happening in the farming world that we might have missed and have just come across an interesting piece about a mobile cattle crush that can be hired by farmers in the Penwith area of Cornwall so they can gather their cattle while grazing on heathland. It looks like a good idea and involves a number of key local organisations.
But the headline writer has come up with a headline that makes it seem rather sinister:
Mobile cattle crusher for heathland farmers
Those poor animals....
Those Kiwi's are taking us on at our own game. They have heard british pig farmers' version of Stand by your Ham and have come up with Stand by Your Lamb.
As promised yesterday we had a meeting today to discuss ways we can help you with your blogs. There's some stuff we can do and other bits that you will need to do (but we can guide you through it).
There are already a few bits and pieces which have gone up as a result but there is more to follow. Please shout if it isn't making sense to you and we'll do our best to explain.
There's a help note and an introductory hello from Adam (our resident blog guru who has volunteered to share his experiences).
I've just spent the past couple of days down in Devon staying with a friend who farms on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. It's a few years since I had been there and I forgotten how beautiful it is - a bit of a contrast to where I work on the outskirts of London. Sutton is not the most glamourous part of the world!
It's got me thinking about which is my favourite county in the UK. Devon has got to be a contender - but then again so is Somerset...and Northumberland...and Pembrokeshire. I can be a little more decisive when it comes to my least favourite county. That's either Surrey (I live there but there are too many people, too many houses and too much money sloshing around) or Bedfordshire (dull - does anyone know anything interesting abour Beds?)