• Irish author, farmer, and blogger, Lorna Sixsmith, has written a series of short pieces giving us an idea of a day in her life, and also some hints and tips to make life on the farm run that little bit smoother. 

  • IF you’ve ever peaked into the ‘wood only’ skip at your local recycling unit, you will have an idea of how much perfectly good wood goes to landfill every day. 

  • DEPENDING on the style of your home, adding some antiques and timeless artwork could make a wonderful addition.

  • Going for your first counselling session can be quite daunting, but if you’re going to Wishing-Well, to see counsellor, Lindsey-Anne Knox, you will feel quite relaxed before you even meet her. 

  • I am in the right place. When I head to farms to do a feature, driving along unmarked roads, it's usually a game of chance. But today, I know I am in the right place, as ahead of me is a six or seven foot high metal stag on the back of a flatbed lorry, its antlers catching the sun as I drive toward it.

  • Nowadays a career in the rural sector is open to anyone, male or female, from any background, and training in this field is more accessible than ever.

  • Having had a quick chat with Lorna Sixsmith about her double life as a 'perfect farmer's wife' and also a successful author, it is clear is it all about juggling, not just her workload, but also her own expectations.

  • There was a night of celebration at the end of June last year, when the Angus Craft Association members commemorated the first birthday of the Crafts of Angus Showcase and Shop, welcoming in many of their regular customers as well as visitors making their first foray into this particular Aladdin's cave.

  • Scottish butchers are bucking the UK trend for declining sales and one Peebles butcher believes it is because consumers trust produce from Scottish farmers combined with butchers adapting to changes in customer buying habits.

  • IT IS never a good thing to become too set in one's ways.