Bald Explorer goes to a Ploughing Match: VINTAGE PLOUGHING

Vintage Tractors

The West Grinstead and District Ploughing and Agricultural Society, established in 1871, has been holding shows for over 125 years and is very pro active in promoting the interests of the local farming community. Today I meet up with Richard Verrall, farmer and woodland owner, who takes me around the ploughing match and explains the […]

Bald Explorer goes to a Ploughing Match – STEAM POWER

Ploughing Match

The West Grinstead & District Ploughing and Agricultural Society, established in 1871, has been holding shows for over 125 years and is very pro active in promoting the interests of the local farming community. Today I meet up with Richard Verrall, farmer and woodland owner, who takes me around the ploughing match and explains the […]

Exploring Shipley Church in West Sussex

Shipley Church

The Knights Templar built Shipley Church before leaving to protect pilgrims wishing to visit Jerusalem. This somewhat austere-looking place of worship was built close to the river Adur, though barely a trickle remains of the waterway now. An old piece of iron stone, thought to be a mooring bollard, rests in the south porch. Peter […]

Is there a future for small-scale farming today?

The future of Farming

Farming today is not easy and is more a labour of love than a profit making business. In this episode the lovely Julia Hartley and myself continue our visit to Morrie’s Farm to look at the cattle. We learn the reality and hardships facing small scale farmers in the modern era. My videos are funded […]