Toffee Apples

I have never made toffee apples but as I have an abundance of apples from the orchard, I thought toffee apples would make a good treat for the trick or treaters that will call by on halloween night. Toffee Apple Recipe Ingredients 6 small eating apples. 100g/4oz butter. 225g/8oz granulated sugar 225g/8oz golden syrup. 6 wooden … Read more

Coccidiosis In Chickens

What Is Coccidiosis? Coccidiosis is a common parasitic disease of poultry which affects the digestive tract and is primarily found in chickens and turkeys. Symptoms Ruffled feathers. Unthriftiness. Head drawn back into shoulders. A chilled appearance. Diarrhea which may have blood in it. If not treated can lead to mortality. Causes Coccidiosis is caused by a … Read more

Farming Songs

I thought it would be interesting to compile a list of farming songs both old and new. The Combine Harvester (Brand New Key) – The Wurzels. Thirty Years Of Farming – James King. Daddy Won’t Sell The Farm – Montgomery Gentry. We plough the fields and scatter – A Hymn. Old MacDonald Had A Farm … Read more

World Egg Day

World egg day was celebrated on the 12th October this year (2007) and will be 10th October in 2008. “World Egg Day is a unique day when countries around the world celebrate eggs and promote egg consumption.” Think Eggs Although I missed the actual day I would like to celebrate world egg day now by … Read more

Mark Eccleston’s Calendar

I recently bought Mark Eccleston’s calendar from Lulu as I admire his work. I was very impressed with the calendar when it arrived. All the photographs are excellent but here is a sneak preview of my favourite photograph in the collection. If you want to see the other photographs then visit the Lulu site. This calendar is good value … Read more

Farrowing Crates For Pigs

What is a farrowing crate? A farrowing crate is a pen made of metal and wood that confines the sow or gilt so that they do not lay on their piglets. The crate restricts the pigs movement thus protecting the piglets once they are born. Mixed views are held about farrowing crates as some feel that … Read more

2008 Calendar For A Special Cause

  I recently bought Drew Bennett’s calendar from Lulu as I greatly admire his photographs. I also wanted to support Drew because he has created this calendar to raise money for the Machinski family and their battle against cancer. I was very impressed with the calendar when it arrived. All the photographs are excellent but here … Read more