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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 […]

  • Sea cow sculpture

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

  • 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 […]

  • 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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