Monthly Archive: February 2005

Welcome to Edition 15

Welcome to Edition 15 of Farm Radio from Trevor Bailey, Joint Director of Trilith, The Rural Media Charity.

Farmhouse Breakfast

The unmistakable smell of Denhay Bacon, sizzling Washingpool Sausages and real bread from Evershot Bakery being toasted greeted visitors to Washingpool Farm Shop, near Bridport, during Farmhouse Breakfast Weed, organised by the Home Grown...

Easier Calving

Mike Lemmy from Liberty Farm, Halstock, has been on a mission for 25 years. Without formal scientific training, but with a lot of scientific thinking, he has put together a system that is improving the health...

Accustomed as I am . . .

Roger Crisp encounters Sid Perry who, although he is not a farmer himself, is extremely well known amongst the farming community of Dorset and beyond, not least because of his coaching work with Young...

This month’s gripe

Tim Harding from Long Crichel explores the basic problem for dairy farmers – the price they receive for their milk

Dimond Gems

Jack Dimond reads the first part of Chapter 11 of his best-selling book, “Dimond Gems”.

The Wessex Reinvestment Trust

The Wessex Reinvestment Trust is an exciting new way rural business or people wanting to start a new enterprise can borrow money. Edward Sowerby of the Trust explains to Geoff King how it works....

Gillingham and Shaftesbury Showground Pavilion

You may have noticed from the local media the off/on story of the building of the pavilion for the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show Ground. Roger Crisp catches up with Sam Braddick, secretary of the Gillingham...

The Frampton Family of Pilsdon Pen

Beneath the slopes of Pilsdon Pen, one of Dorset’s loftiest hills, three generations of the Frampton family work the farm at Burstock Grange. Margery Hookings pays them a visit to see how it all...

Blood, Earth and Medicine

In this new Farm Radio feature, we are proud to present the renowned West Country poet, James Crowden, reading a poem from his book, “Blood, Earth and Medicine, a year in the life of...