Two Stroke and Rhubarb

  This week I have been learning how to use the washing machine. I am pretty good with sticks and baler-twine (it's called "Agricultural Engineering") but normally I try not to get involved with anything technical, that's Fran's forte. However, I got mud all over my last pair of overalls, Fran was at work, and … Continue reading Two Stroke and Rhubarb

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Spring

Last week Donna-The-Chorizo said to me: "When spring finally comes, it will come all in a sudden rush." And she was right! Today while I was at market the grass grew four inches. All our fruit trees came out in flower and when I got home, a swallow appeared! It wasn't one of mine, they … Continue reading Spring

Toby’s Red Sauce for Pan-Fried Duck Breast

So far, my articles have been short, pithy and brief. (I looked “pithy” up in the Oxford Dictionary. It means “Condensed, terse, or containing much pith”, which presumably means that I have been giving the pith rather than taking it, which is good, as I suspect nobody is actually reading these articles.) I am going … Continue reading Toby’s Red Sauce for Pan-Fried Duck Breast

Clean Energy Won’t Save Us – We Need Clean Soil

The government proposal to ban fossil fuel cars by 2040, has been criticised by many as woefully inadequate, and much too slow. Kevin Anderson, one of Britain’s leading climate scientists, has warned that we’ve already blown our chances of keeping global warming below the “safe” threshold of 1.5 degrees. Greenhouse gas emissions need to be … Continue reading Clean Energy Won’t Save Us – We Need Clean Soil

Taunton Farmers’ Market Wins Gold in 2017

Taste of the West are the largest independent regional food group in the UK. They work to promote and support fantastic local food and drink from the South West, an area covering Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. They champion food and drink producers throughout the West Country, so when we heard that Taunton Farmers' … Continue reading Taunton Farmers’ Market Wins Gold in 2017