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Agriculture & The Mental Health Problem

Agriculture & The Mental Health Problem

UK farmers and those working in the agricultural sector are renowned for the attention they give to their crops, machinery and animals however unfortunately this is not reflected in taking care of themselves and their own wellbeing. 

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National Picnic Week - Sausage Roll Recipes

National Picnic Week - Sausage Roll Recipes

Now if you follow me on Instagram you know I love to bake a good sausage roll. In line with National Picnic Week I am sharing my two favourite sausage roll recipes and I’ll tell you now, they are SO easy to make and taste delicious!  Ingredients: 375g Sausage Meat  375g Ready to use puff pastry  1 Egg (beaten) Salt & Pepper to taste Cheese & Marmite: 100g Mature Cheese grated 1 tsp Marmite (or more if you love it!) Caramelised Onion, Apple & Fennel 1 Red Onion 1 Small Apple (any colour) 1tsp brown sugar 1tsp butter ½ Teaspoon...

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Decadent Daisy Collection The Making Of...

Decadent Daisy Collection The Making Of...

I knew I wanted you lot to be apart of this process, you are the ones who will eventually be having it so there was no point in making something I like but you guys wouldn't! I started out by asking what Summer meant to you - safe to say there was a fair few common themes! 

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Mental Health & The Importance Of Reaching Out

Mental Health & The Importance Of Reaching Out

When I was feeling really low I couldn’t bear to look at my phone, it was a window to a world that I didn’t feel part of. Replying to messages  felt like such an arduous task that I couldn’t face. I didn’t want to lie but who wants to know I spent the last few days in bed? And the longer I didn’t reply the worst I felt about leaving them on read. The dreaded double blue tick.

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10 Things They Don't Tell You About The Countryside...(Part 2)

10 Things They Don't Tell You About The Countryside...(Part 2)

When asking YFC members to describe themselves, I got:

"It's like Scouts or Brownies, just without the knots and badges and you're on a constant bender"

"Young farmers is a place where alcoholics that like tractors, can meet other alcoholics who like tractors, and talk about tractors over a few drinks."

"It’s like a big family of agricultural alcoholics. We always talk about work when we’re not at work. We know how to party and occasionally enter a tug of war."

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