Dairy Poetry Competition

Ex-smallholder and farming and countryside anorak Tracey Wathen-Jones sent us this poem in response to the current dairy crisis and we thought it provided the perfect opportunity to run a creative competition to encourage budding poets, farmers, foodie's or anyone really to have a go and send in your own - the winning 'poet' will receive an amazing Indie Farmer tee..

Beginner Farmer Update and plans for 2015..

Here's hoping everyone had a great Christmas and New Year! It's been nice to have some quiet family time over the festive period and bounce back with new ideas and enthusiasm for Indie Farmer, and I'm looking forward to my first full year as a beginner farmer on the family farm
New born calf - Beginner Farmer

Beginner Farmer Blog Update

I have realised my plan to publish a ‘weekly' farm update was perhaps a tad ambitious and thus have decided to move to a more achievable fortnightly format. So...with that little bit of housekeeping taken care of here's a run down of the last couple or so weeks of life on the farm...

Beginner Farmer

My first two months back on the farm in pictures and leg, a tragic local farm fire, sheep work, buying cattle at a livestock market, calving, autumn cultivations and a tractor trundle - just a few of the ups and down's of life as a beginner farmer...

Back on the Family Farm

It didn’t take long to realise that occasional weekends helping on the farm and annual holidays spent lambing haven’t really prepared me for the realities of becoming a full time farmer...