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“Lay it don’t flail it” Russell Woodham, The Dorset Hedgelayer

Hedging your bets

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While everyone is looking forward to the balmy days of summer, enjoying trees in full leaf and green hedgerows, Russell Woodham, The Dorset Hedgelayer,...
Tales of the Shaftesbury Swifts Discover how one local wildlife group is providing homes for this enchanting summer migrant

Tales of the Shaftesbury Swifts

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Discover how one local wildlife group is providing homes for this enchanting summer migrant. From their spectacular aerobatics to their distinctive screaming call, swifts are...
As we step up the picnic season, spare an extra thought for that piece of plastic and where you’re about to put it!

Picnic picking to perfection

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As we step up the picnic season, spare an extra thought for that piece of plastic and where you’re about to put it! A whopping...
Go orienteering for wellness

Go orienteering for wellness

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The first of two new orienteering courses was launched in Blandford on Saturday 11 June, when Mayor Colin Stevens and his wife Chris untied...
the UK’s largest resident Hawk-moth spotted in Blandford!

Natural talent

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Captured on camera: the UK’s largest resident Hawk-moth spotted in Blandford! Rachael and Charles Holland spotted this beauty among their newly planted runner beans in...
Hydrogen Fuel

Hydrogen: the fuel of the future?

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How much do you really know about the magic molecule being touted as the solution to the current energy crisis… His critics have recently accused Boris...
Blackmore Vale Magazine Interviews Sophie Irwin

60 seconds with… Sophie Irwin

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Her debut novel, A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting, received rapturous reviews, and at just 27 Sophie Irwin is already on book two. She attended The...
The elderflower will be harvested in the next few days.

Sheep shearing time is getting near

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The flock are thoroughly being spoilt with a selection of summer grazing paddocks now being offered. The recent weather has kick-started the field and...
Cows do not see in black and white – they see yellow, blue and green.

Have you seen the world through a cow’s eyes?

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As well as working as a full-time farm vet, I am also a member on the board of directors for BCVA (The British Cattle...
Summer is here and Ruth Kimber is checking the cattle to make sure they have enough grass and that no gates are left open or fences breached. PHOTO: Pixabay

All the cattle are on the pastures

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All the first cut silage is safely in – it was a tormenting time with the catchy weather, rain then sun. The crop was...
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