Every day, three times a day, you need a farmer…

In all my life I can’t remember a time where the weather has been this bad. My Twitter feed is flooded with snow, weather warnings, complaints and road closures. My mum has called me six times this morning from London to check that my brother and I haven’t tried to drive anywhere, and the dogs…

Veganuary, Februdairy, Meaty March…

Between launching People in Ag UK and keeping up with the demands of fourth year, I’ve hardly had any time at all to sit and write something for lifeandthecows. I could never have imagined that People in Ag UK would receive the massive response that it did – with over 1,000 reads and a piece…

December, deadlines and dissertations…

December, in my personal opinion, really is the most magical month of the year. It has snowed heavily here in Shropshire over the past few days, and it’s really starting to feel like Christmas after Harper’s winter ball on Friday. I’ve not written for a while, and that has largely been due to a hectic…

A thousand reasons to smile…

Life has thrown a lot of challenges my way recently, and I have realised the true fragility of our crazy, busy, imperfect little lives. Over the past two and a half weeks, I’ve lost a friend, lost a family pet, and I’ve missed home no end. I’ve spoken previously about ambivalent feelings, and I still…

Brexit for Breakfast – a round up of the WFNF keynote seminar on ‘The UK food supply chain: transparency, competition and the role of the Groceries Code Adjudicator’.

No matter where you go or who you speak to, Brexit and the subsequent issues arising from the UK leaving the European Union will undoubtedly dominate the conversation. This was evident at last week’s Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar. ‘The UK food supply chain: transparency, competition and the role of the Groceries Code…

Thankful, grateful, content.

January always seems to be the hardest month of the year. It’s cold, the nights are still dark and payday seems to be a year away. On top of this, January 15th marks the anniversary of my father’s untimely passing, which understandably makes the month that touch more unbareable. But not this year. This year,…