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Shearing FAQs

20th June 2018

Why do you shear the sheep in the first place? The main reason we shear all of our sheep is down to maggots. Yes, you heard right, I said, maggots. Horrible little things, flies lay eggs in the fleeces in hot/humid weather and hatch out maggots that in turn nibble at the ewes skin – they can be very nasty and the best way to prevent this from happening is to shear the fleeces so that the flies can’t lay…

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Farming Lifestyle Personal

Becoming more aware of how food is produced…

4th June 2018

As some of you may know, I’m part of the Tesco Future Farmer Foundation for 2018. There are around 50 of us in total this year, and the course runs for a year and offers a range of different training workshops, mentoring and supply chain visits to different Tesco suppliers/farms. It’s been really interesting to learn a bit more about the different sectors of farming and just how food is produced in general. I’ve been all around the country so…

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Farming Lifestyle Personal

Instagram vs. reality in Farming…

23rd March 2018

I want to talk about Instagram vs. reality. I like to think that my Instagram/blog depicts the realities of farming life, that is…to a certain extent. What I mean is, when I’m having a really down day, for one reason or another, I probably won’t post about it. This is because I like to think of my blog/social media as a positive place, and I don’t want to overshare my problems/be seen to be moaning. I would say that I…

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Common misconceptions about what it means to be a farmer…

18th October 2017

Upon telling people ‘I’m a farmer’ I’m often met with a quizzical expression. This could be down to the fact that, lately it’s usually when I’ve been at a wedding sat next to someone I don’t know, and I’m scrubbed up, made up and dressed up (no mud/straw in my hair… etc). The expression is usually followed by, ‘Oh really…you don’t look like a farmer…’ (whatever that means…what in everyones mind DOES a typical ‘farmer’ look like?! Flat cap? Chewing…

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