Category: A Country Living

The farm where cows milk themselves!

The trend for sourcing food locally has benefited some farmers. Rachael Rowe talks to Rachael Perrett, owner of Meggy Moo’s at Park Farm in...

Happy baker happy bread

Oxford’s Bakery was established by Frank Oxford in 1911 at Alweston, near Sherborne. For this month’s A Country Living, Rachael Rowe spoke with Steve...

The role model in the garden

Nigel Hewish, Head Gardener at Kingston Maurward, is responsible for over 2,000 trees, acres of lawn running to a five acre Georgian lake, three...

The skills that make Russell a champion hedge-layer

It’s an idyllic winter rural scene. Log fire roaring in his grate. Dogs sprawled at his feet. He sits with a sewing needle... methodically...

Seeing Beauty And Use In Other’s Discarded Junk

Steve Dimmer is a familiar face in North Dorset, having spent many years working for Harts of Stur in their garden centre department.  But his...

Fired Up with Dorset potter Jonathan Garratt

Meet the Dorset potter who moved 25,000 bricks to rebuild his kiln and start a new life near Shaftesbury. When Dorset potter Jonathan Garratt relocated...

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Rodney’s rough ride

This month, Sally Cooper shares Rodney’s recent medical saga, with a stunningly swift, unexpected diagnosis and treatment This month I was contemplating what to write...

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