November

Monday 10th May 2010

Monday 10th May 2010

It is still raining and we are still up to our axles and knees in mud. One low after another rushes in from the Atlantic, with the windows of fair weather in between being too short to allow the soil to dry. The persistent south and south-westerly winds, though always wet, are at least warm so everything is still growing... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Patriarch Hits 80 My father, John Watson, who took on the church tenancy of Riverford in 1951, spent his 80th birthday pressing apples and raising money for Oxfam. Rumour has it that he has been nicknamed... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

In the last farm news (3.11.05), I invited anyone who might have seen a recent piece in the Times, that raised a whole raft of issues about the realities of modern organic farming, to get in touch. This is my attempt to fill in the background and look behind some of the points raised in the article. It the end,... continued