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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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 – […]

  • 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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