Well I'll part with the fact that London Money wants the land but not the farming. No I do not know about sheep in Herefordshire. Why would I? I understood about earning money from 'farming' it's really that simple.Exactly. Maybe best keeping your ill informed and ill judged opinions about how other work elsewhere to yourself then.
The land I so supported in keeping the 'smaller' farmer in grazing has spent the last fourteen years as simply grass. Perhaps your comment makes those with the land spare and those who tried to manage it have a f'ing big re-think then. I had somewhere in the region of 50 acres that I let to those who I thought would look after this grass-land. Be they cattle or sheep. The remaining 70 acres of 'Parkland' was ploughed much earlier and my father deeply regretted this move but it was his decision. We both tried to reclaim it back on a tenancy change but it was a great bargaining chip for the official Landowner. Use it or loose it. New Tenant used it and paid nicely for it too.
I no-longer work there as I became a silly ill-informed smallholder with no experience of 'farming'. My friend who has kept the grass keep is thrilled as it is free! (No animals allowed though) I now sit in my deck-chair but I really must make a proper football rattle.
With your attitude I'm really quite glad! My ill informed and ill judged opinions are simlpy that eh
I'll let you struggle on, all bitter and twisted Here, suck on a lemon.......X
I would have given you a spider but it lost a leg.