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November 2018

November 2018

6 Nov 2018

Why did Jesus say ‘I am the good shepherd’?  At that ti...


Farmer John’s Blogs


November 2018

6 Nov 2018

Why did Jesus say ‘I am the good shepherd’?  At that time everyone knew that shepherds could not be trusted! They couldn’t testify in a court of law in Israel.  They were known for their thieving, that they lied, were poor and couldn’t be educated. It is like a farmer today putting “good” in front of the word “gypsy” or “traveller”.  Their reputation goes before them!

16 Oct 2018

It all started about six years ago with a call about an eviction order served on seven turkeys and four chickens.

September 2018

25 Sep 2018

Many of you know that the chalk face, on the corner of Scratchface Lane past Rushall Farm, is a Regionally Important Geological Site (R ...

Camping through trees

July 2018

10 Jul 2018

    It is almost 35 years since John Simonds died while driving along Back Lane late one Saturday night. Rushall Manor ...

Barn through trees

June 2018

14 Jun 2018

      This morning at 3.45am there was the gentle sound of a lark rising in the sky to announce the dawn.  It ...

organic poppies

May 2018

15 May 2018

On 24th April a statue of the leading suffragist Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in Parliament Square. The Fawcett statue joi ...

April 2018

About this time last year a weighty package was delivered to our door. It had the size and presence of a much-loved family Bible, but t ...

March 2018

14 Mar 2018

How do you continue with school visits to Rushall Farm when the wind chill is minus two degrees? We were expecting the phone call from ...

ewe with triplets outside

March 2018

9 Feb 2018

      I remember one governors’ meeting when an announcement was made that a former pupil of Bradfield Primar ...

February 2018

Bob always cleared the tail corn from the cleaner for us during harvest to feed his chicken. The reward was a home reared turkey delive ...

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