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cat frampton
Dartmoor based artist and maker of things (farmer too). All art should be half craft, half vision (I don't always manage this!) co-founder of SEW.
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cat frampton 3h
A snippet from this weeks It’s been ‘damp’
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cat frampton 11h
*blushes* Thanks! Here’s ten more super women. A mix of interesting women. (So many ones on this thread already!
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Farm Wilder Feb 17
Our vulnerable toad population are on the move to their breeding ponds. These toads & newts were helped to safely cross a road in North Somerset by the local . Please be careful if you're driving country lanes over the next 2 weeks, especially on wet nights
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cat frampton Feb 17
We had very little run off, from very steep ground, except where the cows have walked down to the barn every day for the last few months. The run off is happening now, the springs all burst. Long grass grazing, deep root systems and a biodiversity in the sward helps.
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cat frampton Feb 17
Looks like the frog had a bad day... heron or something with teeth maybe!
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Chris Bryant Feb 16
Friends have set up a crowd funder for relief for those affected in Pontypridd. If you could share I’d be really grateful!
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cat frampton Feb 16
Replying to @SirSandGoblin
Oh that’s awful.
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Farm Wilder Feb 16
Scientific research has shown that eating better, higher quality, meat has many health benefits including higher vitamin & mineral levels & higher levels of omega-3s. All our farms are in a 3 year transition to being 100% Pasture for Life certified
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cat frampton Feb 15
Replying to @herdyshepherd1
Ugh. Not good. (Not ideal here either) Good luck for tomorrow, I think a lot of us will need it.
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cat frampton Feb 15
Replying to @wartrader
I’m trying to get my head around the idea that uneaten and trampled hay is not a ‘waste’ but a good thing if done in the right place. Not money down the drain, but money in the bank..... weird!
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cat frampton Feb 15
Replying to @wartrader
Yeah, simple, but tricky to do in practice. Needs maths and planning to work We farmers have fallen into a weird mindset that you must graze plants hard, plough and re-seed when any issue appear. the false nitrogen flush of growth blinds you to trouble below. It’s a big change.
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cat frampton Feb 15
Replying to @wartrader
So many! But simply - keep ground well covered in plants, keep roots long, don’t use nitrogen fertaliser, biodiversity is your friend, as are bacteria and fungus, move your cows more, into smaller fields, don’t disturb, break up or compact the soil if you can help it. Simple!
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cat frampton Feb 15
We are ok with the vast majority of our land, it’s only the bit the cows have damaged that’s running off badly. Needs fixing,but that’s a thing I’m working on. I went on a fascinating soil health course yesterday, about how we can use grazing in a particular way to restore soil.
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cat frampton Feb 15
It’s by - she does really lovely work. (I’m so glad you braved the weather and enjoyed the exhibition!)
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cat frampton Feb 14
Replying to @M_Z_Harrison
Brilliant. So pleased. Here it’s all trees sea roaring and granite bones washed clean. Signs And portents
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cat frampton Feb 14
Replying to @M_Z_Harrison
Your good at that “putting words in a certain order” thing ain’t you?! Rushing dark.... tolling bells.... Are we all doomed?
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cat frampton Feb 14
The warnings are Amber The storms on its way That’s why my dear love Has dug ditches all day... ❤️ (For )
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cat frampton Feb 13
Replying to @DJtheNaturalist
Thanks!
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cat frampton Feb 12
Just counted up what I have seen today Goldfinch Siskin Robin tits (blue, great, long tailed,coal,marsh?) nuthatch treecreeper blackbird h sparrow chaffinch buzzard song thrush redwing magpie jay wre jackdaw Raven crow w-pigeon Pheasant crow gs woodpecker No tractor, only quad!
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Niels Corfield Feb 12
Learn simple ways to improve your pasture. Understand soil health under grass. Have a nose around a mob grazing operation, meet the farmer. Sign-up for one day course this Friday,14th Feb. 9-4.30pm. £15 discount for members
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