The Biggest Little Farm review – The Good Life, California style

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The Biggest Little Farm review – The Good Life, California style

Written by Leslie Felperin

A lovingly made documentary about a couple who move out of LA to farm the land using traditional, environmentally friendly methods

Those interested in farming, adorable animals and environmentally friendly lifestyles will swoon over this lovingly made documentary made by John and Molly Chester, a pair of Los Angeles-based workers from the media salt mines who upped sticks and bought a farm.

John is a director-cinematographer specialising in wildlife photography, and Molly a chef and food blogger interested in rediscovering traditional farming methods as opposed to the large-scale, pesticide-intensive agriculture that’s highly profitable but ravishes the land. With advice and guidance from biodynamic farming guru Alan York, they bring a large plot with mostly avocado and lemon trees on a dusty sod of exhausted soil back to life, farming a wide variety of fruits and flocks of chickens and ducks whose eggs go down a storm with foodies.

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Written by Agriland Team

A cow that escaped from her field when rural walkers left a gate open had to be put down after slipping on concrete and injuring herself, local police in the English county of Cheshire have reported.

The incident happened in Shotwick, according to Cheshire Police Rural Crime Team, which has issued a warning on the matter.

Commenting yesterday, Tuesday, August 11, PCSO Makin, of the rural crime team, said: “Today I’ve been to visit a farm in the Shotwick area after the farmer reported a gate being left open multiple times on a footpath that runs through their farm.

This has resulted in cows getting on to the nearby road and slipping on the concrete; sadly...