The Climate Change Committee and Greener Henley are great initiatives and ones that I fully back. However, it seems to me that lately they have been hijacked by those with an ‘agenda’. The Henley Standard and in particular the excellent letters page, has recently been filled with arguments about why we should or should not all become vegans. The general theme of the pro argument … Continue reading Doing our bit on climate change
It seems a long time since I wrote my January column, which was before the Christmas break. As a result there is some catching up that I need to do. Firstly, the annual rainfall was indeed below the twenty year average as recorded by my rain gauge on the farm. 611mm against 697mm. This figure hides quite a range from a high of 887mm in … Continue reading Planting my naked backside.
Happy New Year! In farming and in life it is sometimes worth pausing and looking back to see if you have learnt anything from the past. It’s been a pretty exciting time with the weather over the last year, with record breaking temperatures in the summer and a lack of rain. The rainfall total is looking like being below average, but as I am penning … Continue reading Farming Matters January 2023