Mar
1
2018
Nigel Akehurst

A beginner’s guide to lambing: from tupping to lookering

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Posted Mar 1 2018 by Nigel Akehurst of IndieFarmer
Twin lambs with ewe courtesy of Indie Farmer

Adapted from an original post over at Indie Farmer, founder and editor-in-chief Nigel Akehurst shares his beginner’s guide to lambing as smallholders and sheep farmers prepare for one of their busiest times of the year. Read more …

Aug
7
2017
Nigel Akehurst

Haymaking by hand: a guide from Indie Farmer

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Posted Aug 7 2017 by Nigel Akehurst of IndieFarmer
Handmaking hay with a scythe

This week our friends at Indie Farmer shared with us their how-to guide to haymaking by hand, in which founder and editor-in-chief Nigel Akehurst collaborated with small-scale farmer Simon Fairlie, co-editor of The Land Magazine. Read more …

Aug
3
2017
Nigel Akehurst

The sheep shearing season: an interview and photo story

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Posted Aug 3 2017 by Nigel Akehurst of IndieFarmer
Sheep shearing in action

The year’s sheep shearing season is almost at an end. This week, our friends at Indie Farmer shared with us their sheep shearing photo story and interview with Ed Gingell, the so-called ‘Lewis Hamilton’ of sheep shearing, who visited Hockham Farm in 2015 to shear the flock and returned again to do the same just last week. It’s over to author and Indie Farm founder Nigel Akehurst from here. Read more …

Nov
26
2015
Nigel Akehurst

Where do you stand on raw milk? Interview with ‘raw’ dairy farmer

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Posted Nov 26 2015 by Nigel Akehurst of IndieFarmer
Raw milk farmer Steve Hook - a.k.a The Moo Man!

If milk is going to be transported long distances and hanging about a lot rather than being sold locally and drunk quickly, there’s a strong argument for pasteurising it. But there is a growing number of people who are arguing that locally-produced milk doesn’t have to be. Read more …

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