Tag Archives: Environment
The sparrowhawk on the ground inside the chicken run.

Illegal bird deaths rise in UK, RSPB reports

We have goshawks and sparrowhawks on the croft, so it was worrying to read the Guardian’s article about the UK’s uplands losing birds of prey as buzzards, sparrowhawks and peregrine falcons are shot dead or poisoned. Even though they attempt to prey on our Scots Grey poultry, I enjoy seeing birds of prey wheeling on the […]

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"Don't make me drink it!"

We’re all going to die!

We’d saved several hundred pounds to buy new tyres for our Land Rover Defender but ended up buying second-hand ones, leaving £200 that could be spent elsewhere. As we have an unfiltered private water supply, which we know isn’t the best, we thought we’d put the spare cash towards a filtration system. The money wouldn’t […]

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Nosing into compost buckets

A survey has discovered that slop buckets, or compost buckets as we know them is this household, don’t smell. Well, doh, that’s obvious. It’s the contents that smell! Even then, it’s only if the bucket is badly managed and not emptied often. More seriously, though, I was interested to read that many people waste just […]

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Honey in a pot of bother

I wonder how this judgement is going to be enforced? The European Union’s highest court on Tuesday ruled that honey which contains trace amounts of pollen from genetically modified (GM) corn must be labelled as GM produce and undergo full safety authorisation before it can be sold as food. Bavarian beekeepers, some 500m from a […]

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Welsh pigs clear land

Aside from being good to eat, there are are other uses for pigs. Clearing land is one of them. Seven rare breed pigs have returned for a second year to help restore heathland at a Leicestershire beauty spot. The three-month-old Welsh pigs are helping to clear unwanted species such as bracken, sycamore and birch scrub […]

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