sara | October 21, 2008
The Farm Crisis Network will be launching a silent auction in Yorkshire at the Countryside Live Show on Saturday 25th October in order to raise funds to continue their work in supporting the farming community.
Helen Benson, FCN’s Yorkshire Coordinator said, ” We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our donors and hope the public [...]
sara | August 27, 2008
Now that it is not raining, the land work has resumed. In the last few days my husband has been busy with the farm work. He has been:
It is important to get the wheat & barley crops combined before they ruin and the rapeseed needs to be drilled so that it will [...]
sara | April 1, 2008
Should farm animals be named?
I have had a firm policy for the last few years of not naming animals that I am raising for meat as this has made it easier for me to deal with the loss of the animals.
Some people wonder how I can spend time raising and keeping animals when I know that [...]
sara | March 11, 2008
Arable Crops Definitions
Arable Farming – The production of crops.
Barley – A cereal crop grown mainly for malting and as an animal feed.
Biodiesel – Fuel that has been produced using crops.
Blight – A potato disease.
Buteric Silage – Silage that is too wet and does not ferment properly.
Canola – The American name for oilseed rape, an arable [...]
sara | February 18, 2008
John Gossop is an East Yorkshire farmer with over 45 years experience, author of the blog Peakfood and avid researcher of threats to food production. I am pleased to say that he has written a thought provoking article for farmingfriends entitled Efficient Farming.
Modern farms, with their giant tractors and gleaming machinery give the impression of being highly efficient. [...]
sara | October 15, 2007
Today is Blog Action Day when bloggers from around the global will unite to write about the issue of the environment. I have enlisted the help of my farming husband to write this article about farming and the environment for Blog Action Day.
This is some what of a short title for a very large subject, and [...]