I'm not naturally a fan of the Telegraph, but I find Kate Humble's periodic updates (here) a good read and I'd love to be able to do something similar here at Hoo's Herd. This article in particular was very apt, seeing as we too are about to take delivery of our first tractor, an early 80s Massey Ferguson complete with loader and topper. I'm not sure who is more excited - Fergus or me, or my two sons (aged 8 and 11)! Becca just rolls her eyes, but I've urged her to read Kate's article for an insight into the male pysche in this regard....

And my other weekly fix is the Adam's Farm slot on the BBC Countryfile program, broadcast on a Sunday early evening. This is a proper farmer running a proper farm, but sharing his passion and his experience with the wider public in a way which should be applauded. I think it is this segment/program, perhaps mixed with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Landshare project, which first got me interested in doing something with the field at the bottom of the garden.....