Without knowing our history we have no way of understanding the present malaise in which we find ourselves.
“The commercial success of our food and drink industry is built on Scotland’s reputation for quality, provenance and the natural larder which we are fortunate to have.”
And then, there’s the Dairy, with our friend the Tree Trowie, looking through the window
Nothing happens in a vacuum and all actions have consequences. But sometimes it takes decades to discover what these consequences are.
Last inhabited in 1963 Kirbuster Farm House covers centuries of Orkney farming history
And for Scotland? The Brexit endgame is the reintroduction of direct rule from London.
The last and largest comes the high-backed or ‘heeded stul’. This stool was at one time the easy chair of the Orkney cottage.
“All has changed. Changed utterly” (WB Yeats)
Biochar originates from different types of plant and animal by-products
When rents were paid in kind and grain had to be stored till summer, farmers not having lofts had to store their grain in what was called a ‘beek’.