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.
Farming Matters September 2021The highs and lows of harvest 2021 seem a good place to start this time. It’s definitely not a vintage harvest, but there are much better yields of grain than last year. Oh, the agony and ecstasy of harvest! It marks the culmination of a year of hard work battling against the elements. When we plant the crops, we have no idea … Continue reading Rocking around the clock on the combine
Around about the 20th of August we will run out of food. A sobering thought but actually not likely to happen whilst we can still import food from other countries. The statement does bear further scrutiny though. This is the date that the country would notionally run out of food if the public had only eaten British produce from the 1st January. As a country, … Continue reading We run out of food this week