Log concept was simple but persuasive
A business venture that was originally set up to keep a property company’s staff busy during quiet times has proved so successful that it is now being offered as a franchise.
Farming and camping
This month Nigel Akehurst visits small-scale poultry farmers J A Keen & Son at Etherley Farm, a 165-acre National Trust tenanted farm situated at the foot of Leith Hill, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Husband and wife team Richard and Charlie Keen, together with Richard’s daughter Amy and her husband Phil, run a highly diversified mixed livestock farm and campsite business.
Two combines for the price of a service
An Aldington farmer produces the original invoice, revealing that in April 1962 the family business paid around £5,500 – including an ‘out-of-season discount’ – for not one, but two, Matadors.
Turning a corner after TB setback
This month Nigel Akehurst visits Hook and Son to meet father and son team Phil and Steve Hook, organic dairy and raw milk producers located at Longleys Farm in Hailsham, East Sussex.
The cherry on the cake
Despite having been known and respected in the UK for more than ten years, Chilean fruit growers FGA (Fruit Growers Alianza) lacked one thing – English cherries.