Category Archives: Sheep and cattle farming

Flooding – an increasing phenomenon or just another result of human stupidity

After another few days where there were countless TV, radio and other reporters describing in mind achingly boring detail the rise and fall of flood waters, this time throughout south western and Welsh Britain I find myself re-asking this question. … Continue reading

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Biodiversity? Who needs it?

Give something a name and it is almost at once compromised. This is an interesting exercise to observe as differing understandings are applied to the new entity. In a short time someone’s really good idea can be wholly or partially … Continue reading

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Sanctuary in the Welsh Upland Oak Rainforests

Back in the days of Julius Caesar, as, for example, vividly recreated by ┬áRobert Graves in “I Claudius”, the Welsh landscape was very different from its present stark, sheep reduced panorama. Read the chapters on druidic initiation training to take … Continue reading

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The Need for Trees

I have some friends who are deeply involved in the developing ideology of Non Violent Communication, which sounds very touchy feely, user friendly, wholesome and the like to me. By and large I think that it mostly is but I … Continue reading

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