Having realised that laying flock of chickens has expanded and more new pullets arriving shortly, it is time to have a clear out!
Longdown's friendly chicken have been roaming the fields here for quite some time and certainly used to people, so if you are looking for a pet or just a few chucks to scratch about the garden, these are good value at £2.50 each.
If you prefer a younger bird which keep on laying for a year or so we do have a 150 Point of Lay Warrens these will cost… Continue
Added by Bryan Paas on February 26, 2010 at 20:11 —
I visited the Longdown Farm Shop
today and was really impressed with the range of products they have on offer. They have fruit and veg plus meat and other local products. They buy local produce where possible and with no other greengrocers within at least 5 miles I shall certainly be using them as much as possible from now on.
The shop is open 7 days a week 10-5. Please support this… Continue
Added by Richard on February 26, 2010 at 15:29 —
Great review of the new book 'Eating Animal' in today's Times.....
.....Safran Foer’s book, an account of his conversion from “selective omnivore”
to novice vegan, is no preachy polemic: it’s a wise, funny, anguished and
occasionally beautiful account of the solving of a grand moral quandary. He
is a top novelist, after all. I think every meat eater ought to read Eating
: even if it risks changing your diet. It is becoming harder and
harder to be a… Continue
Added by Richard on February 25, 2010 at 11:31 —
Congratulations on your award, you certainly deserve it.
All the best,
Added by Christine Hooper on February 23, 2010 at 18:37 —
Just got back from the awards ceremony at the Intech Centre, Winchester. I'm still in a slight state of shock, but of course huge delight, at the fact that WE WON the 'Best Healthy Lifestyle' web site.....woo hoo!
There were around 80 sites nominated in that category and over 1400 going… Continue
Added by Richard on February 23, 2010 at 15:00 —
The pro GM campaign is scarily well organised, the news about the proposed trials this year
is very well engineered with all the right keywords and phraseology and the selection of Potatoes as the publicised test crop has been well chosen ( the spectre of Potato famine still has a powerful aura).
It was bound to happen, the corporate machines behind GM have… Continue
Added by Richard Loader on February 22, 2010 at 8:57 —
It's today - weather should be OK. Hope to see you all there.........!!
Charles Dowing talk starts at 11am and including a questions session will finish at 1pm - don;t miss it!
Added by Richard Loader on February 20, 2010 at 7:21 —
Sue and I made it over to Southampton yesterday to to see the Seed Swap under way. Ziggy who runs that side of things was kind enough to explain the way she organises the operation, all very relaxed and flexible.
We took along some home saved Sarpo seed potatoes, some Runner bean seeds and also some Strawberry plants from new virus free stock. We came back with some Squash seeds and some interesting Tomato varieties that are new to us.
The Swap… Continue
Added by Richard Loader on February 15, 2010 at 9:30 —
FOOD, Inc is the new blockbuster film that shine a light on the world's crazy food system. It's set in the US but there is much in common with what goes on here in the UK. Click here for Rob Hopkins' thoughtful review of the film
. The trailer is also on the Food Challenge site - well worth… Continue
Added by Richard on February 11, 2010 at 11:30 —
Jim Dixon is the Chief Exec of the Peak District National Park. Last month he posted a really interesting and thoughtful price about farming and local communities on his blog
. Highly recommended....
Added by Richard on February 10, 2010 at 9:49 —
One of the challenges of organic Magnesium Supplements
is the cost. Some Health Insurance
companies, including International Medical Insurance
firms are beginning to cover such products. What do you guys know about organic supplements? Are they worth… Continue
Added by Cindy Fallsen on February 8, 2010 at 23:16 —
Does anyone have experience of growing these - do they do OK in our climate and can you grow them sucessfully in a planter.Any tips pleas?
Added by Alleyn Wilson on February 6, 2010 at 19:18 —
Bees pollinate a third of the food we eat, and this contributes £200 million a year to the UK economy.
But, bee populations across the globe are severely declining. In the UK, around one third of honeybee hives were lost in the winter of 2007/08.
Whilst The Co-operative and others are investigating what could be causing the disappearance of bees, here are some simple (and fun) things you can do to learn more and help save the bee.
Each and every one of us can… Continue
Added by SarahF on February 4, 2010 at 19:55 —
Find out here about the do's and don'ts of selling your surplus eggs.
This town in Yorkshire, is making itself more and more self sufficient in food, a great example to everyone.
Added by SarahF on February 4, 2010 at 13:04 —
I know I rattle on about the Sarpo potato varieties, I'm sorry, but not very sorry because I am convinced of their importance to low carbon living and sustainability.
I have just put an article onto the VegEvent
site written by John Walker. It goes into some depth about new Sarpo varieties and their potential as a low input high yielding food crop. John is probably the best truly 'sustainability aware' garden writer around at… Continue
Added by Richard Loader on February 2, 2010 at 17:30 —