Do you enjoy reading the musings of Farmer Frank?
You can now interact with Farmers Weekly‘s agony uncle online, because he’s just signed up to Twitter.
Whether it’s technical issues, affairs of the heart or matters of hard cash, he’s always got some gems of advice and has become a cult figure since he began dispensing his homespun wisdom.
He’s certainly ruffled a few feathers since he started sharing his no-nonsense (OK, not entirely nonsense) rural remedies. After all, he’s not qualified, not experienced and, according to some, not all there.
Feedback from readers has poured in since he first appeared in Farmers Weekly. A lot of people love his no-holds-barred advice and dub him “the common-sense voice of the countryside”. Others accuse him of spouting utter tosh.
Here are just three of the many responses he’s given readers:
I’ve heard it said that watching adult films can spice up your sex life. Is this true?
The missus and me tried it once and it certainly didn’t work for us. Then again, the only video we had was The Best of The Antiques Roadshow.
I am going to France this summer but am worried about the food – will we have to eat snails?
It’s a misconception that the French eat lots of snails. That’s a simplistic and, dare I say it, xenophobic attitude. Everyone knows it’s songbirds the Froggies eat.
What did you make of that Dale Farm business?
I had a very liberal and progressive view. It involved a bulldozer.
After multiple attempts, Farmers Weekly has finally persuaded Frank to enter the 21st century – we’ve now got him on Twitter.
You can follow him at @farmerfrankfw and send him your comments or questions there.
When Farmers Weekly asked Farmer Frank for a comment about his foray into the new world of social media, he replied: “I don’t know what Twitter is, but apparently I am on it. I think it’s like a cross between an email and a website – except it has tweets and followers. The last time I followed someone I got a police caution. I will happily reply to Farmers Weekly readers queries (well, when I say ‘happily’ that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but as long as Farmers Weekly keep paying me I’ll keep doing it)”.
Find Farmer Frank on Twitter at @farmerfrankfw
Or you can email him c/o email@example.com