What did the BBC do to the Archers. Henley Standard Farming Matters October Column.

My wife and I used to be avid listeners to The Archers. That was before they killed off Nigel and the whole thing turned into a radio version of a TV soap. The drama was first broadcast in 1950 as 5 pilot episodes, then as a series starting nationally on New Year’s day 1951. One of the original aims of the programme was to educate … Continue reading What did the BBC do to the Archers. Henley Standard Farming Matters October Column.

Henley Standard Farming Matters August.

It was one of the earliest starts to harvest for a long time, although it was always on the cards as the crops have been about ten days ahead all year. We began with winter barley on the 11th July. The oilseed rape has also been harvested and safely tucked away in the shed.  At this point it might be helpful to explain the difference … Continue reading Henley Standard Farming Matters August.

Dull January been and Gone looking forward to spring.

One of the quietest times of the year on an arable farm is the dismal month of January. I am sat here writing this the day after ‘Blue Monday’ which apparently is the most depressing day of the year, so called because with Christmas behind us and the days short, cold and miserable then it can all seem a bit, well blue I suppose. However, … Continue reading Dull January been and Gone looking forward to spring.