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Talking turkeys, owls and eagles!

Talking turkeys, owls and eagles!

Dr Daniel Allen is a unique commentator of nature-society interaction. This month he looks he talks about turkeys, owls and bald eagles

The lowdown on The Nankin

The lowdown on The Nankin

Andy Cawthray is a writer who lives in Shropshire and has been breeding poultry for years. This month he looks at the Nankin breed of chicken

Find out where you can see lambs this Spring

Find out where you can see lambs this Spring

There are many farm parks around the country where you can have a go at feeding lambs.

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Top three reasons to be proud of the British Countryside

Kilometres of headgerows
planted or restored:

30000

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UK milk produced in 1 year
fills this many Olympic swimming pools:

5932

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Litres of milk per year
one dairy cow can make:

7000

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Help us to keep our countryside beautiful

Help us to keep our countryside beautiful

Sadly, our beautiful countryside is all too often shattered by illegal fly tipping, blighting the landscape and impacting on farmers, who have to spend time and money to get rubbish removed.

Pancake day toppings: Twist or stick?

Pancake day toppings: Twist or stick?

From rhubarb compote to smoked bacon, we know you'll be keen to try these ideas - which have the added benefit of making your Pancake Day extra British!

Brexit, food and farming

Brexit, food and farming

While it's difficult to predict the precise effects of laving the EU, we can be certain that we need to back our farmers more now than ever before.

Our love affair with British food!

Our love affair with British food!

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, the nation is preparing to get loved up in the name of Saint Valentine.

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What's in this month's issue

What's in this month's issue

Countryside magazine – the March edition


Baskets for all seasons: Tips on how to plant up great hanging baskets, whatever the time of year!

Explore Britain: From Woburn Abbey and Wrest Park to Houghton House and Ampthill, Lorna Maybery discovers hidden treasures in Bedfordshire

Going once: Indispensable tips on how to buy and sell arts and antiques at auction

Rural wisdom: The Cochin, bird flu advice, Lincoln Longwool sheep, smallholder view with Clare Hunt and gardening tips with Pippa Greenwood. Plus, the latest rural business tips with Jerry Marshall

Glamping uncovered: We reveal some indispensable tips on running a successful glamping business. Plus, eight of the whizziest new glamping products on the market

Eat it/ Cook it: Meet Tim Papworth from Norfolk, potato grower extraordinaire. Plus, try three wonderful spud recipes including one pork chilli and sausage and potato cassoulet

Challenge Charlie: Charlotte Reaver has a go at weaving

Plus, win a mini break to Devon and tickets to the Exeter Festival of food and drink!

Cover story:

Amanda Owen may have grown up in urban Huddersfield, but her life today couldn’t be more rural. With nine children and 1,000 sheep, she’s got her hands more than full – and is even finding the time to write a book or three. Read about her extraordinary story in the latest edition…

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Meet the British spinner who's socking it to them

Meet the British spinner who's socking it to them

Lorna Maybery talks to John Arbon who runs a traditional worsted spinning mill in North Devon producing high quality socks made from British wool.

How to grow your own tasty fruit and veg

How to grow your own tasty fruit and veg

Whether its raspberries, herbs or tomatoes there are so many edibles out there for you to grow, whatever size garden you have, writes Nicola Stocken.

Blog: Bird flu and the backyard poultry keeper

Blog: Bird flu and the backyard poultry keeper

Countryside's poultry expert Andy Cawthray gives you tips on how to mitigate the risk of bird flu to your flock.

What to do in the garden this February

What to do in the garden this February

Thompson and Morgan share their gardening tips with us - here's what to do in the garden during February.

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