1. OffGridCamp

    OffGridCamp - An opportunity to diversify into 'wild camping' without the hassle of a conventional campsite

    Hello farmers of The Farming Forum! We are Tom and Rozzi and we’ve just launched a website called Off Grid Camp which links 4x4 overlanders with landowners for a wilder camping experience. We're currently looking for landowners to be listed on our site and are reaching out to farmers who are...
  2. Robt

    How to contact advertising standard agency

    So, just watched an advert for botanica. It said uk has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows. It then in small print references a survey from 1987. Or have I watched it wrong? How can they quote a survey from 34 years ago? Or are they saying that since 1987 we have lost 97% of our wild flower...
  3. F

    End of the Road for Small Livestock Farms?

    I buy store cattle off some small local farms and always try to help them out with bull hire or dehorning and TB testing. Yesterday when I went to see some yearlings on one of these farms that is only around 50 acres of old established permanent grass and a reasonable shed, the owners said that...
  4. Bald Rick

    "Waddling inside ... to be squeezed dry"

    "... the milking cows in the field next door must waddle inside each night to be squeezed dry." So runs a sentence in an opinion piece by Alice Thomson in yesterday's Times, buried in an article that was challenging the governments agenda by prioritising bills to protect pets (The Animal...
  5. P

    Access to home via farm track

    Hello all, new to the site. Hoping someone must have experienced this issue before and offer some advice. Access to our home is through a farm and along the farm's track. We are at the very end of the track. The track is only used by us, the farm (occasionally) and the shepherds who rent the...
  6. Sid

    Shortages of summer "essentials"

    Chicken? Beef? Milk? Lamb? Vegetables? Nope Garden furniture Picnic baskets Outside toys Basically cheap imported stuff from China.
  7. Wilksy

    Wanted holiday let August

    Hello, we are looking for a week away In August, a cottage/cabin/static preferably in either lakes, Yorkshire dales,Northumberland or derby dales, ideally with a hot tub. To sleep two adults and two teenage girls and a border terrier, wife has been looking on the internet but nowt doing it...
  8. L

    Small caravan site dilemma

    Thinking of putting a small 5 pitch caravan site in, water no problem but the only thing I can't seem to find any straight forward info about is what do people do regarding toilet waste ? Any help would be great
  9. Rodgerdodger

    Covid and trailers?

    I took a "past its best" fridge freezer to our local recycling centre yesterday in a small car trailer and queued to get in only to be told, " you can't come in here with that trailer". After I explained previous visits were never a problem he told me that, "due to Covid, trailers were no longer...
  10. Bury the Trash

    Speaking out for Small farmers. Good for him i reckon.
  11. K

    Buying land with AHA 1986 tenancy in place

    Hi all, Looking for a bit of advice regarding buying land by informal tender, the land in question is approx 4 acres of arable land laid to pasture currently , but it is subject to AHA 1986 tenancy. Am I correct in thinking this means the land has a tenant farmer who uses the land and pays rent...
  12. Cowabunga

    Farming going down with hardly a whimper...

    Worth the effort to listen to this sensible commentary to the end.
  13. Sid

    Paying farmers a lump sum to retire Average farmer could get 50k with the largest landowners getting 100k Average farmer gets 21k per year "Older farmers are often most resistant to new "green" methods, and Environment Secretary George Eustice wants them to move on" "The...
  14. unlacedgecko

    Other industries and footpaths

    I often see it written here that other industries don't have to tolerate public access/you wouldn't have a foot path through a factory. So I thought this was interesting. A multimillion pound cold store and distribution center with a public footpath right through the middle. Since the...
  15. 7610 super q

    Old folks should chuff off.......

    ........and let the young guns have a go with their " new " ideas, Joel Salatin books , Nissan Navare pickups full of leccy fencing gear, lavender soap niche markets, PYO quinola , and carbon sequestering dung beetles. Or...... Let the doddering old fools potter about till they want to retire...
  16. Electricfencer

    I hate weekends!

    Anyone else fed up with weekends. People leaving gates open, dogs running wild (more than normal) and the phone never stops with wannabe shepherds telling me how to do my job!
  17. C

    Campsite charging... Per pitch? Per person?

    Doing a pop up campsite on farm for the first time... Wondering how people charge, per tent? Per person? Extra for multiple vehicles? What do you think works best? Also interested on people's thoughts on dogs, risk of Neospora? Thanks, CB
  18. martian

    Groundswell 2021

    We've just put tickets on sale for this years show, which will be on 23rd/24th June, just after Boris's end of restrictions day, 21st June. So we are planning to go ahead as normal. Except nothing is normal now, not even farming. There are some really interesting things going on,on farms around...
  19. B

    Removing stone from a field without harming the grass

    Hi Everyone I need some advise! I want to remove cotswolds Brash stone from a field and keep the grass in tact. It has been suggested to use a Chain Harrow to do this. I want to put tents down on the field and make it good enough for camping but need to remove some of the stone in certain...
  20. oldoaktree

    What’s this ❓

    Sound or odour Measuring device? Its set up on a footpath near by