New Food and Farming Minister for UK

Since I’m in cynical mood today I thought I’d have a browse around to find out about the new Minister for Food and Farming, Jim Fitzpatrick. For those of you who don’t know the former UK Government Farming Minister, Jane Kennedy, resigned last week (read that as asked to leave) after refusing to vow her [...]

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Get Away to the Country | Farm Holidays in the UK

Have you started planning your summer holiday yet or just fancy a relaxing weekend away? There are many reasons why you should consider a farm holiday in the UK rather than going abroad. We are all becoming more aware of the environmental impact of flying abroad for a relaxing break but at this time of [...]


How to get your Children Outdoors

When children are toddlers it is so easy to get them outside, the mere mention of “let’s collect leaves” and they have a fit of excitement and run for their wellies. When kids get a bit older any mention of moving 3 feet from the playstation or computer screen is met with ‘that’ face and [...]


Working from Home – Can You Make Money

An issue that often crops up for the likes of farmers wives is can you make money working from home and if so how. I am not talking about running a business from home but being paid as a home worker, an employee that works at home. The benefits of living in the countryside simply [...]


Countryside Culled from Junior Dictionary

The Oxford University Press has removed dozens of words relating to the British countryside from their junior dictionary. Ms Saunders, a mother that spotted words were being removed while helping her son with his homework, has compared the dicionaries from 1978, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007 and found a vast list of words relating [...]