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Archive for October, 2013

Food From the Irish Garden Book Review

Food From the Irish Garden Book Review

Reading Food From an Irish Garden is a joy. Fiona’s chatty and open style welcomes the reader into her world, where she is happy to share her skills and crafts. She does this in an easy fashion, for this is not a ponderous holier-than-thou tome full of thou shall and thou shan’ts. Food from an […]

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HOME FARMER MISSION STATEMENT

HOME FARMER MISSION STATEMENT

Reading about the News International trial fiasco with regard to the hacking of mobile phones and the paying of public officials for information, I should like to add that Home Farmer has never hacked the likes of Alan Titchmarsh, Bob Flowerdew or Monty Don for their top secret growing tips, and we have never offered […]

‘GREENEST GOVERNMENT EVER’ FACES DISSENT FROM WITHIN

‘GREENEST GOVERNMENT EVER’ FACES DISSENT FROM WITHIN

It’s probably little consolation to Environment Secretary Owen Paterson that however much criticism we throw at him, he’s always going to get more stick from fellow Tory MP Zac Goldsmith. At a fringe event during the Tory party conference he called for Paterson’s replacement by someone ‘who understands and accepts our responsibility for climate change’, […]

GOLD LEAF

GOLD LEAF

I was alarmed to hear that gold had been found in the leaves of trees by Australian scientists as it had me thinking that breaking them down would become the next big thing after fracking, and I was already envisaging bleak landscapes and the nation’s jails overflowing with Woodland Trust members who had tried to […]

MAKING US AN OFFER WE SHOULD REFUSE

MAKING US AN OFFER WE SHOULD REFUSE

MPs, bankers and press moguls should be very grateful to the nation’s energy bosses for taking the heat off them. It’s almost like musical chairs, and a report I heard this morning about pensions, implying a Dutch person would receive fifty per cent more for the same contribution than an English person, sets up this […]

PUMPKIN NEWS

PUMPKIN NEWS

Usually when someone attaches the word ‘-denier’ after another noun it means something particularly evil, and to add to this category of villain we now have the Halloween-denier, a breed of person who dares to criticise the use of pumpkins as lanterns or decoration on the aforementioned date. This negativity leaves me puzzled; the pumpkin […]

PROBLEM-SOLVING

PROBLEM-SOLVING

Here are two very different schemes to solve two of the major problems of twenty-first century Britain… Backers of HS2 are now citing increased capacity as a reason for backing this novel way of spending over £40 billion. My solution would be simpler and far less costly: halve or get rid of first class carriages. […]

clipping chicken wings

clipping chicken wings

clipping chicken wings Useful and clear video by Cotswold Chickens.

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How to Link Sausages

How to Link Sausages

Ok. So it’s Australian but it’s one of the clearest ones on linking sausages we’ve seen.

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Making Sausages at Home

Making Sausages at Home

It’s all in the great accent don’t you know. On Ilkley Moor bhat’at

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