A deep cherry red full bodied mum and calf resting in the pasture grass in Norfolk on the farm with Izzi Rainey. Lincoln reds were selectively bred from the indigenous draught cattle of Lincolnshire by crossing with the Durham type Shorthorn to produce a dual purpose breed. Here Izzi keeps them with her Highlands as […]
Had a great chat to Carol Catchpole who is a farm secretary. Farm secretaries look after the business side of a farm or estate carrying out administrative paperwork, preparing accounts, keeping records of stock and crops, costings, ordering of equipment and supplies. Carol not only looks after her own family farm but also several farms […]
The Gloucester old spot is a rare heritage breed. Traditionally they often fed on windfall orchard apples and today they were happy having just had some apples. These two belong to my cousins Sue and Nick Batchelor out at Weston. Nick has always farmed pigs but also keeps a few at home.
In the workshop with Jim Parsons a furniture maker. Based in Cransford in Suffolk, Jim specialises in making both traditional chairs and chairs of his own designs. Whilst the workshop is full of machinery and tools it is also full of chair parts sitting in jigs having been steam bent or carved. Here I have […]
My great grandfather came from Gloucestershire so I like to imagine that these cattle were familiar to him. The Gloucester are an ancient breed from the Severn valley since the 13th century but are now at risk with less than 750 females. So it is great that there are people like Ed Smith championing them. […]