The farmingfriends website was set up at the end of 2006 and started as a diary of daily life on the farm but has grown into an online magazine and forum community packed with information, resources and products relating to farming, keeping livestock, food and nature. If you are a farmer, smallholder, animal enthusiast, parent, child or anyone interested in animals and the farming lifestyle, then the Farming Friends website and forum is for you.

My name is Sara and I live on a farm in the North of England.

It is a working farm with 250 acres of arable and grassland. The farmers grow arable crops and keep a herd of 90 mixed breed beef cattle. In the last five years, poultry have been reintroduced to the farm, initially, inorder to supply the family with their own eggs. This interest in poultry quickly developed further and guinea fowl were introduced to the farm and are now successfully reared for their eggs, along with quail and khaki campbell ducks. In mid 2007, Saddleback pigs were re-introduced to the farm and the two Saddlebacks sows have now produced three litters of piglets which have been sold for breeding and fattening. Other animals found on the farm include the five farm cats and the pet guinea pig.

So welcome to Farming Friends where you can jump aboard the blogging tractor and plough your way through this farmblog to harvest information about farming and meet the animals in the farm blog yard to make new farming friends.

Farming Friends is always pleased to hear from you.