workingtheland Photos & Videos

12 hours ago

That's nearly it from us @stroudmicrodairy. Sorry for the delay in answering some of your questions, it's been another mental week. That's me, in the first pic, so you can put a face to the words (I'm a notorious glutton and messy eater). The second pic - and last from us - is of Esme, modeling the only field so far we have been able to resow. This field is the only flat land we have, saw successive arable harvests without reprieve and was full of docks partly due to compaction and poor fertility. One year after the resow and with careful management - and lots of cow shit - the soil has changed colour and aspect, and things grow! A small victory, that gives us the appetite for more. Keep up the good work everyone, we're so proud to be part of a broad and diverse 'wave' trying to better the future of our land, food and communities. . . #betterfuture #foodsystems #foodjustice #community #workingtheland #regenerativeagriculture #soil #growoursoils #itstartswiththesoil #fertility #soilbiology #sustainability #environment #climatechange #climateextremes #workingtogether #communitysupportedagriculture #smallscalefarming #calfatfootdairy #stroudmicrodairy #dairyfarming #farming #farmingUK

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1 week ago

Folk ave been yer before! Dug up in the field, couple of centuries old at least and likely made right here in Rose Ash. I know there was a blacksmith shop two miles down the road in Ash Mill that goes back that far maybe they came from there. . . . . . #offgrid #offgriduk #woodland #woodlandmanagement #ruralenterprise #westcountry #northdevon #sustainableliving #charcoalburner #adventure #britishwoodland #workingtheland #thegoodlife #westcountry #Britishcharcoal #lifeoffgrid #basecamp #smallholding #peasantfarm #marketgarden

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1 week ago

The #californiagrass are highly invasive weeds that were initially spread intentionally by humans😡 and now have taken over vast areas of our island, wiping out native/endangered species😢 Our entire acre was overgrown with 10ft-tall grass, which we’ve been chopping down without using big machinery. Here’s Doug cutting it down with a hedger into small pieces so they make good mulch, then we herd the sheep in to have them eat the freshly cut leaves🌿 #teamwork 💪 #organicfarming #noherbicides #makingmulch #permaculturelife #workingtheland #savetheaina #regenerativeagriculture #paradisehealingfarms

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1 week ago

We’re planning in using horses for all of the heavy work in the woods. This was George on his first day of solo logging work. He did fantastically well and will be back soon with Albert and owner Stuart of @middle_week_horsedrawnservices to drag out the bigger and trickier lumps. . . . . . . #offgrid #offgriduk #woodland #woodlandmanagement #ruralenterprise #westcountry #northdevon #sustainableliving #charcoalburner #adventure #britishwoodland #workingtheland #thegoodlife #westcountry #Britishcharcoal #lifeoffgrid #basecamp #smallholding #peasantfarm #marketgarden #heavyhorses #workinghorses #suffolkpunch

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1 week ago

Dead centre of this photo is a tree running top to bottom. Tiddler compared to a lot of beasties in the wood but an impressive size for a hazel. Spotted by @allthings_wood whilst having a look at some dangerous looking ones. . . . . . . #offgrid #offgriduk #woodland #woodlandmanagement #ruralenterprise #westcountry #northdevon #sustainableliving #charcoalburner #adventure #britishwoodland #workingtheland #thegoodlife #westcountry #Britishcharcoal #lifeoffgrid #basecamp #smallholding #peasantfarm #marketgarden

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2 weeks ago

My father in law was raised on a farm so knows how to work the land. He planted a fields worth of produce in our garden back in 2015 and it was a definite success. With no compost or anything so good to know the soil is very fertile. But - he left us to weed it and tend to it - which was too much too soon at the time. Michael goes on long courses away from home and I had a toddler. It was too much too soon! We're starting smaller this time - manageable amounts. Its nice to do things yourself too - not have things done for you. Tho I was very happy to eat the veg 😉 . . . #workingtheland #soilhealth #growingveg #veggiegarden #allotmentlife #harvest #growyourown #shetland #permaculture

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2 weeks ago

Speaking as someone who has been living here ~eight years now 😜 I can honestly say country living is just theeeee best. It’s a lot of work for all my wonderful neighbors who work the land and truly rely on the kindness of Mother Nature for rain 🌧 and please ... no more rain 🙏 but somehow God provides and they continue to do what they love year after year. #cleanliving John and I are definitely transplants and city folks but we have used some of our land to plant fruit trees and several other types 🌳 🌲 and our neighbor grazes his cattle in a section which is cool. And Mav loves our morning walks with all the new scents from whatever has roamed thru our yard in the evening; and I love seeing the wildlife that is still roaming about from time to time (guess they haven’t adjusted to daylight savings time yet😜). And we’re like 20 min from lots of shopping options so yeah...another plus. Living in the peaceful but easy access to shopping galore!! 🛍 🛒 It’s a good life for which I’m very thankful. - - - - #CountryLiving #GodisGood #lovemyneighbors #cleanliving #workingtheland #TheBowery #mylife #countyourblessings #lovenature #loveAmericanfarmers #loveyourranchers #farmers #ranchers #blessingsuponblessings

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3 weeks ago

Made my last visit to my allotment plot today 😢 I’m giving it back after 12 years of good times working the soil - and the soul!, growing and harvesting my own fruit and vegetables, meeting lots of great people, learning an enormous amount. So many memories of myself, family and friends wrapped up in this little plot of land and this rickety but much tended and loved shed! The plot’s now woefully overgrown and neglected because life has changed and i’m prioritising other things, but i can still see beyond that all the well-dug beds and wonderful harvests over the years. Amongst the sadness at saying goodbye I’m happy knowing that its next tenant has already seen it and is excited to start working it and making it their own special place and enjoying it the way I have. #allotment #allotments #allotmentlife #allotmentlove #allotmentshed #workingtheland #growyourownfood #growyourfood #growyourown #passingiton #memories #endings #newbeginnings

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1 month ago

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