Category: A Country Living

Girl Friday

Sophie Giles swapped working on an industrial estate for life as an island girl – Tracie Beardsley met Brownsea Island’s youngest ranger On her lunch...

An outdoor life for me

Paul King has swapped modern landscaping for an extraordinary, extravagant Victorian pleasure garden dating back to 1880. Tracie Beardsley reports. It’s seven in the morning....

The call of the charcoal

Jim Bettle of Dorset Charcoal makes his living from an ancient craft, fuelling his passion for a more sustainable country. Tracie Beardsley reports Jim Bettle’s...

Muck at first sight

Meet a Dorset woman working to preserve a British breed of pig which is rarer than the Giant Panda. Tracie Beardsley reports Gloucester Old Spot...

Logging on to horse power

It may be 10,000 years old, but Toby Hoad believes the ancient skill of horse logging is vital in shaping and saving our woodlands....

Meet the master hut-maker shepherding success

Tracie Beardsley meets Richard Lee, Dorset craftsman, founder of Plankbridge and pioneer of a global revival of shepherd’s huts In a moment of quiet reverie,...

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