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Archive for January, 2014

Creating new woodland

Creating new woodland

  We should perhaps be ashamed that the United Kingdom is one of the least wooded areas in Europe. Paul Melnyczuk recently visited a couple in the Yorkshire Dales who are looking to improve the situation by creating new woodland with the help of the Woodland Trust. You can’t really say anything bad about trees. […]

How to Prolong the Life of your Stock Fence?

How to Prolong the Life of your Stock Fence?

We seek out expert advice from Meriel Younger from Electrical Fencing Direct on how to prolong the life of your stock fence. So, how do you prolong it the Stock Fence? Use a single line of electric fencing…! Recently on our way along the north coast of Scotland – where surprisingly the weather was bright […]

By January 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Raised Garden Beds

Raised Garden Beds

Having just a small garden, and one that our chickens roam and forage in at that, raised garden beds are an ideal solution, enabling us to close off our precious crop from our voracious raptors. Many folk think of raised garden beds just in terms of just rectangles, but I urge you, for your raised […]

By January 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Warmest period in 44,000 years

Warmest period in 44,000 years

Here’s one for Owen Paterson and all his fellow climate change deniers. Radiocarbon dating has enabled scientists on Baffin Island in the Canadian High Arctic to calculate the age of moss exposed by rises in temperature, with the conclusion that we are now experiencing the warmest period in 44,000 years. Much of this ancient moss […]

Pregnant women are advised to avoid animals giving birth

Pregnant women are advised to avoid animals giving birth

Pregnant women are advised to avoid animals giving birth, or that have recently given birth, in a warning from the Department of Health/Public Health England, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Health and Safety Executive. Both their own health and that of the unborn child could be placed at risk from […]

Monsanto now free to sue victims of contamination

Monsanto now free to sue victims of contamination

Here’s an article we sadly had to miss out from the magazine due to space, but it’s one that definitely should be read by anyone concerned about the future of our food and the bizarre nature of justice in today’s crazy world. Monsanto’s claims on their genetically engineered seed patents, and their ability to sue […]

The Problem with Chicken Keeping Becoming so Popular

The Problem with Chicken Keeping Becoming so Popular

Paul Melnyczuk looks at the darker side of keeping chickens, where a quick buck or viewing them as trophies to be ticked off a list are more important than welfare and good husbandry Over the last ten years many people have begun growing veg on allotments or in gardens, with many taking things further by […]

Making Gooseberry Curd

Making Gooseberry Curd

Now that curds are back in fashion – thanks Mary Berry (not that they ever went out of it in our house) I thought it timely to get this recipe for making gooseberry curd up on the site. Curds look delicate and dainty, but pack a unique punch all of their own. Use this one […]

By January 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Get Planning Permission for Log Cabins & Mobile Homes

Get Planning Permission for Log Cabins & Mobile Homes

Home Farmer consider the trials and tribulations of getting planning permission for building a log cabin on your land. First of all, before I go into how to get permission I just want to clarify what constitutes a log cabin. A log cabin can be: Permanent houses built of wood, but on a solid foundation […]

By January 14, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Terry Walton’s Germination Tips

Terry Walton’s Germination Tips

Terry Walton, Radio 2s Allotment Guru lays out his tips for germination tips for a successful harvest. POTATOES March is my traditional month for all my potato planting, and as the month begins, in go my first earlies. A 5in-deep trench is ‘ploughed’ using my flat, wide-bladed tool and the chitted tubers are then set […]

By January 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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