2017 “Paddock to Plate” farm tour of Ireland, Wales, England & Scotland – F.A.Q.

January 7th, 2017

Have you ever dreamt of a relaxing trip around Britain’s iconic rural landscapes – off the beaten track as well as to famous locations? En route enjoying great food and interesting conversations with locals involved in agriculture, as well as other farmers on the tour? Then I have the ideal journey for you! After a […]

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Rural travel around the British Isles – 2017

August 19th, 2016

You’re invited to embark upon a once-in-a-lifetime fantastic journey around rural Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland, in the company of a great group of fellow travellers, during July-August 2017.  We’ll be attending a several of Britain’s best agricultural events, visiting interesting farms and meeting a variety of  locals involved in agriculture (farmers, rural leaders, agricultural […]

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Quadrant farm tour to Ireland, Scotland and England in August/September

October 25th, 2013

Still sorting the (thousands) of photos I took on this fabulous tour.  But couldn’t resist quickly posting a few of my phone pics today.

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The Farm Fixer; BBC television series, now on SBS Television

June 10th, 2013

British television is sprinkled with television programmes that feature rural landscapes. Better still, they have more programmes that feature farming. The latest BBC farm-featuring documentary to appear in Australia is “The Farm Fixer”; screening on SBS HD, 6pm.  The 8 part ‘reality’ series is set in Northern Ireland, and features Nick Hewer offering diversification advice to struggling farmers.  […]

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#Peasenhallpigs – A tide of change against the noisy minority

March 10th, 2013

Peasenhall Primary School in Suffolk, UK, has developed a scheme to educate students about where their meat comes from by raising pigs.  Fairly predictably, there has been an abusive outcry from vegans/animal rights extremists. Organisers received 400+ derogatory emails, calling them ‘child abusers’, ‘pointless mothers’ etc. Nothing especially unusual about any of the vitriol, unfortunately. […]

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