Farmers are obsessed with the weather, as you can see from my monthly musings it often gets a mention. 2022 seems to have been a roller coaster with everything from drought to full on torrential rain, thunder and wind. That was some storm which crashed down on us on Sunday 23rd October. One minute all was calm, then the sky lit up with lightening, the … Continue reading Farming Matters Henley Standard November 2022.
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.
Spring, which has now officially turned into summer, is my favourite time of year. The dullness of winter, in terms of colour in the countryside, is replaced by a kaleidoscope of greens as the trees awake from their winter slumber. The wild flowers beneath the trees and along the field edges and roadside verges add to the mosaic. When things really get going, especially the … Continue reading Time to grow your own food.