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thinkingcountry Blog by Ben Eagle - 2d ago

Across the country each summer a large number of country shows are organised, celebrating everything that the countryside has to offer, from agriculture and stock judging to country crafts and traditions. Tomorrow, one of the largest shows, The Royal Welsh Show, opens its doors to the public. Today it's the final day of the Royal …
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Sustainability is a buzz word at this current moment in time and for a very good reason. With more and more evidence being uncovered pointing to serious changes in our climate system, it’s more important than ever that we work together to make changes for the good. This is what sustainability is all about; ensuring …
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Katie Anderson (aka Female Farmer UK) is a young farmer originally from Essex who is now living and working in Kent. Katie recently founded Paddlesworth Produce through which she directly markets her own produce as well as the produce of other local producers. As part of this she has created a 'breakfast box', a 'Sunday roast …
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thinkingcountry Blog by Ben Eagle - 1w ago

Earlier this year I smashed my phone screen, something that seems to happen to most of us at some point, especially if you work outdoors. It was a particularly hectic day; I was rushing and put the phone down on the quad bike for two minutes while I went to do something else. I returned …
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''Consistent and constant, yet wild and free Are the avian wonders comforting me. From the lake at my patch, to the gorse-speckled heath, they dowse me in light, over darkness beneath. Sharpening senses, they help me to find, the systems and solace that strengthen my mind. From meadow to estuary, shingle to tree, I’ll always …
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Episode 38 of the Meet the Farmers podcast features Norfolk arable farmer Kit Papworth, who it was an absolute pleasure to interview. Kit was formerly Chair of Anglia Farmers, among other things, and is also an active social media user. We talk a great deal about #FarmerMentalHealth, particularly his experience in the wake of his …
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When we think of farming we imagine rural landscapes with huge fields extending as far as the eye can see. For the most part that's true, but it's not the only way: urban farming in and around cities is on the rise. What is urban farming? Urban farming is an umbrella term that covers all …
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Our planet is heading towards an ecological disaster, which is why more and more people are looking for ways to make things right. Acting locally and focusing on your own environment is a way to do that, so turn to eco-friendliness and start insisting on sustainability in your own home as soon as you can. …
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I am keen to broaden the conversation regarding #FarmerMentalHealth and other topics connected to farming, conservation and the countryside. With this in mind I was thrilled to speak to Bethany Burgoyne (and her alter ego HoneyB!) on her Youtube Channel. You can check it out here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkxKGXfql2A Bethany's new project - 'Sassy Conversations' - involves …
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Hunting is an age old tradition in the US that is often practised and taught through generations. It serves as a way to get fresh food that isn’t treated before it reaches your plate and it can be a great experience even if you’re just getting started. However, hunters new and old know that going …

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