1. A


    Who can I contact to get advise on starting up a caravan/glamping site? I am in Northern Ireland and recon I have a fairly good site but have no experience at all of such sites. Is there anything like a caravanning site association that can offer advise on such things like planning or point me...
  2. D

    Grabbing a rat by its tail

    Nothing to do with poltics or unfaithful partners. I found a trio of dead rats in the barn, half grown & then loading some small bales, I saw another one same size but very much alive. It dived between two bales but its tail was visible, should I have grabbed it.
  3. bankrupt

    N 1

    Kicking off today on Hybrid WB. As to profitability, recently seen lot of advisory nonsense about reduced applications due to the price of cereals having risen slower than the price of N. Here, straw yields linearly correlate with N (up to the point of lodging) so straw sales still finance N...
  4. OffGridCamp

    Off Grid Camp - An opportunity to diversify farm income without the hassle of a conventional campsite

    Hello! We’re Tom and Rozzi and we’ve just launched a website called Off Grid Camp which links 4x4 overlanders with landowners who are looking for somewhere wilder to camp. It is a great opportunity to diversify your income without the hassle of running a conventional campsite. All our members...
  5. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see, today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  6. Barleycorn

    Remember this next time the Scouts want a field for camping

    Post on the official Scouts Facebook page. Anyone with Facebook join the discussion! Next time they ask for a field for camping etc they'll know what the answer will be. They went on to say replace eggs with Tofu, and mince with Lentils
  7. Red Fred

    What did the Rumens do for us?

    Reading about the worm turning and the lacklustre defence of our industry offered by our representatives, I suddenly thought that what we need is an overwhelming list of all the positive and obvious benefits that traditional farming brings to the British Isles. It would then give a handy ready...
  8. Becs

    4x4 off roading

    Hi, Has anyone had any good or bad experiences of allowing 4x4 off-roading events on their farm? We've been approached by a club to use some of our forestry to do several events a year, with camping, and it seems like it could be a fairly lucrative deal for us. I'd be grateful for any thoughts...
  9. M

    in search of permission to use small woodland in Essex CM12 +1hr drive

    Good Evening All, Hoping you had a good Christmas. Im a 47 yr old professional father of two young girls who was fortunate to be brought up with a family who loved of the outdoors. I currently shoot and fish plus hold a passion for bushcraft and wildcamping. I have a local permission to use a...
  10. E


    The on-trend topic of the moment. Little lister genny has been keeping the borehole running (small kettle at a push) but it's getting tedious doing everything else by torchlight. Can't afford any more chippy teas. I acquired this at a sale for scrap money with a view to a stationary electric...
  11. jerseycowsman

    Roof mounted wind turbines?

    I see you can get up to 9 kw turbines to go on your roof. I may get a couple for my dairy shed to help cut grid power use during milking. Anybody with experience or suggestions? I am from windy Cornwall
  12. melted welly

    Storm Arwen vs Net Zero…..nature vs arrogance??

    Our power has been out since 5pm Friday, estimated that will be back by 6pm tonight, but not holding our breath, there’s a lot of damage. Our house is old, draughty, inefficient insulation, single glazed windows, heated by a mixture of oil and wood. Everything about it is a black mark...
  13. Northeastfarmer

    Storm Arwen

    Has given us a right good kicking all night, and still is….Electric has gone and there’s some very dangerous sounding gales. hope everyone is staying safe out there
  14. M

    Just puncture the boats

    A hedge cutter would make short work of those expensive inflatibles.
  15. Extreme Optimist

    James Rebanks on Radio 4 this morning
  16. Cab-over Pete

    Duck Behaving Strangely.

    Aye up, My daughter keeps half a dozen ducks. The males were bullying the females a bit some time back, so we split them up, all happy now. They are inside, a big shed and enclosure with access to a small pool on alternate days. They all have clean drinking water every day and are fed dry...
  17. Tractorstant

    Idris and Sabrina Elba Voice for Agriculture @ COP26 Mrs sent me this, well done to them both, I say!
  18. Timmy k

    Putting time aside to just enjoy

    As everything now is about covid or the fact the world's going to end if you have one more sunday roast, what do you fellas do to for fun, something to take your mind off all the doom and gloom.
  19. S

    Looking to hire 80 acres of flat land

    Been massively let down guys! Looking to hire at least 80 acres of flat land in Wiltshire or surrounding areas for a family festival. It will have all relevant insurances and health and safety. There will be camping also. Can anyone help please
  20. DanielBennett

    What events?

    Could do with opinions please. What farming events do you like and why? Conversly What farming events do you not like and why? Dan