Articles in category 'Muddy Marathon'

The Muddy Motorhome Is For Sale

The Muddy Motorhome Is For Sale

It’s the end of an era, but don’t worry we’re not talking about Muddy Matches; we’re talking about the fact that the beloved Muddy Matches Motorhome is up for sale. Now it’s on the market (sob) we...

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Some Musings on Our Muddy Marathon

Some Musings on Our Muddy Marathon

It’s hard to believe it’s nearly a month since Christmas and the end of our Muddy Marathon. This blog entry has been a long time coming; delayed somewhat by the usual family craziness during Silly Season, the amount...

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Mellow Yellow Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil

Mellow Yellow Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil

For our last business visit, we decided to keep it local and popped in to see Duncan Farrington, who produces Mellow Yellow cold pressed rapeseed oil on the family farm near Hargrave, Northamptonshire. Mellow...

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Art and Farming

Art and Farming

You may remember that right at the beginning of our Marathon (Week 2 to be precise) we visited Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard in East Sussex.  While we there we spoke to the owner, Roy Cook, about our trip and he...

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Where does your recycling go?

Where does your recycling go?

Another unusual farm diversification project…but Chris and Simon Mountain’s East Midlands waste management and recycling centre has been so successful that they now rent out the family farm and have essentially...

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You can lead a horse to water…

You can lead a horse to water…

Having heard about a hydrotherapy centre for horses in Nottinghamshire, we went along to see what it was all about. Right in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, Emma Hawthorne runs Flawborough Equine and Hydrotherapy...

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Arrow Farm Shop

Arrow Farm Shop

We popped into hundreds of farm shops on our travels, ranging from lean-to sheds to supermarket-style food emporiums, so we were really pleased to add a proper family-run farm shop visit to our itinerary in the last week...

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Malton Relish

Malton Relish

Following on with our entrepreneurial theme, Sophie Legard opened the doors to her new delicatessen and catering business on 12th December and we went to visit her a few days later to find out how she was getting on....

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Drinks at RAF Leeming

Drinks at RAF Leeming

Opportunities like this one don’t come around very often. When an article came out about our Muddy Marathon in Country Life, we got a phone call from one of the boys from RAF Leeming inviting us to come and look round...

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Fencing in Yorkshire

Fencing in Yorkshire

It was easily the coldest day of the year when we spent the morning on a Yorkshire farm with fencing contractor, Wilf Standeven. Wilf grew up in Yorkshire and after a brief stint in London was drawn back to the...

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Ample Bosom

Ample Bosom

When Sally and John Robinson were looking for new ways to diversify on their farm near Helmsley, North Yorkshire, Sally came up with the idea of selling bras and lingerie on the internet and, in 1999, she launched the...

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SLOE motion

SLOE motion

Those of you who were coming to see us at the CLA Game Fair this year might remember that one of our sponsors was Yorkshire-based sloe gin company, SLOE motion.  Since we were in the area, we thought that it would be...

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