EGG MOBILES, BARNS, KITCHENS AND DECKS

This video is a mash-up of what we’ve been up to during the last week; dropping the beef off in our rented freezer space; looking at mobile kitchen units; making broth; checking out telescopes; buying timber for 7 new decks; levelling the barn floor… I’m also be...
FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: LISA KAGER & JAKOB HALLER

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: LISA KAGER & JAKOB HALLER

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: PAOLA & MATTEO MAZZOLA

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: PAOLA & MATTEO MAZZOLA

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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ME, MYSELF AND I

ME, MYSELF AND I

In the Regenerative Agriculture Masterclass I show you how to plan and design a farm that is both regenerative and profitable. The training covers everything you need to know about clarifying your objectives, creating your design, setting up your infrastructure,...

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PACKING A WHOLE BULL FOR THE FAMILY FREEZER

PACKING A WHOLE BULL FOR THE FAMILY FREEZER

In yesterday’s video, we broke down 330kg of grass-fed beef for the family freezer, and today we need to pack that in vacuum-sealed packs as well as mince and cut up meat for stewing. It’s a lot of work, but then again it's really not when you consider that it’s...

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GRASSFED BEEF

GRASSFED BEEF

In today’s video, I’m breaking down the 330kg bull that we slaughtered recently for the freezer, to feed our family and the people coming to the farm next year. I’ll be cutting ribs, steaks, stewing pieces, roasts, big leg cuts, and bits to go for mince and stock...

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MASSIVE TIPIS AND INDUSTRIAL SAWS

MASSIVE TIPIS AND INDUSTRIAL SAWS

Today is Tentipi day. Our old tipis could seat around 40 people, whilst the new ones can accommodate twice as many, and three times as many when the sides are opened up. I’ll be building a bigger platform right next to our new farm kitchen, so that we can host some...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: DANIELE BUCCI

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: DANIELE BUCCI

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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REGENERATIVE FARMING IN 2021

REGENERATIVE FARMING IN 2021

I’m excited to announce that registration for our Regenerative Agriculture Masterclass 2021 cohort is now open. There has never been a better time to get into this type of farming; the pandemic has accelerated the rising demand for local food that we were already...

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SOMETIMES I HAVE SILLY IDEAS…

SOMETIMES I HAVE SILLY IDEAS…

I just had a really silly idea, and I thought you might enjoy following along from a safe distance. It’s 4 degrees Celcius and pretty rubbish weather here, so I figured there’s no better time to have a look around my pond and perhaps say hello to a trout. It’s also...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: TILEN PRAPROTNIK

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: TILEN PRAPROTNIK

 The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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A FARM AT THE SEA ON THE SWEDISH WEST COAST

A FARM AT THE SEA ON THE SWEDISH WEST COAST

I’ve just bought a farm on the beach. I’ve always dreamt of living by the sea, I’d much rather have my money invested in property and possibilities than sitting in the bank, and I can have my sailing boat moored here whilst I work toward realising my dream of...

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WINTER DOWN TIME

WINTER DOWN TIME

This winter, without the hens, our chores are down to ten or twenty minutes a day looking after the cows and sheep. It’s a fantastic time for financial planning and detailed planning of next season as well as for taking on a whole bunch of other projects (there's a...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: DAVID PEJIC

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: DAVID PEJIC

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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330 KG OF GRASSFED BEEF

330 KG OF GRASSFED BEEF

We picked up the meet and bones of Skansen today, weighing a whopping 330kg in total. We had to divide that into way more initial parts than originally planned, simply to be able to carry them to the van. We’re going to age the meat now before we butcher it down...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: BRUNO MOTIK

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: BRUNO MOTIK

 The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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A LITTLE FARM BY THE SEA…

A LITTLE FARM BY THE SEA…

I've spent the day on the beautiful west coast of Sweden with my family, looking at a little farm we might be interested in. I wanted to show you around a bit, and also let you know that we have two cool offers for you right now. One, we’ve just kicked off a free mini...

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SLAUGHTERING AND EVISCERATING A BULL

SLAUGHTERING AND EVISCERATING A BULL

It’s a big day today. Skansen, our bull, is going for slaughter to feed our family and the whole team next year. Viewer discretion is advised: this video contains the killing, bleeding and skinning of an animal, so if you’re sensitive to that, please don’t watch. If,...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: BARNABAS ORY

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: BARNABAS ORY

 The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: ZOLTAN LENGYEL

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: ZOLTAN LENGYEL

 The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: ANNA & DAVID GOLDMANN

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: ANNA & DAVID GOLDMANN

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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HOW TO GUT A CHICKEN

HOW TO GUT A CHICKEN

Join the conversation in the comments below. Thousands of people come here to learn, so please share if you have  knowledge or experience that might benefit others. Important: Share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc....

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: TOMASZ JAKIEL

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: TOMASZ JAKIEL

 The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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WE’RE HIRING FOR THE 2021 TEAM!

WE’RE HIRING FOR THE 2021 TEAM!

I’m excited to announce the roles and positions that we offer at Ridgedale next year. It’s going to be an exciting year with lots of innovations and new things at the farm. We’ve got 4 paid positions available as well as 3 support apprentice roles. Working at...

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NO DIG MARKET GARDENING

NO DIG MARKET GARDENING

I've put together a video of the first 60 no dig market gardens you've sent in from around the world. It's just captivating to see all the incredible hard work going on out there and the beautiful no dig vegetables that come out of it. For me it's logical to grow...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: ANNA MESKOVA & PAVEL MESKA

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: ANNA MESKOVA & PAVEL MESKA

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: CHRISTIAN RID

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: CHRISTIAN RID

 The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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CLOSING DOWN AND OPENING UP

CLOSING DOWN AND OPENING UP

Our season will be over in a few weeks. The mornings are frosty now and we’re prepping for winter, draining the water lines down and covering up the garden beds. In order to free up time for  Yohanna and myself, we plan to make quite a few changes on the farm next...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: SEBASTIAN GIRMANN

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: SEBASTIAN GIRMANN

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JASPER DE WIT

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JASPER DE WIT

 The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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EUROPE HAS THE BEST REGENERATIVE FARMERS IN THE WORLD…

EUROPE HAS THE BEST REGENERATIVE FARMERS IN THE WORLD…

In today’s video, I wanna celebrate regenerative farmers in Europe and all over the world. I’ve just finished the interviews for the Farm Like a Hero Experience (which is live until the end of November, so you can still join us), and my biggest takeaway has been that...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: HENDRIK HENK & JUDITH OELTZE

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: HENDRIK HENK & JUDITH OELTZE

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: ASTRID, HANNES AND ALBA

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: ASTRID, HANNES AND ALBA

 The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: CLAUS ILSOE

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: CLAUS ILSOE

 The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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SHOW US YOUR NO-DIG MARKET GARDEN

SHOW US YOUR NO-DIG MARKET GARDEN

I just put out a video with photos of your Ridgedale-style egg mobiles. Then I had the thought that it would be great to make another video about your Ridgedale-inspired commercial no-dig market gardens, so if you have one be sure to watch this video for directions on...

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CELEBRATING YOUR EGG MOBILES

CELEBRATING YOUR EGG MOBILES

Last week I put out a video asking you to send in photos of your Ridgedale-style egg mobile. Here are the first 50 that I received, representing 20 countries on 4 continents - enjoy. Are you planning to build one? Join the conversation in the comments below. Thousands...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JES HJORT MALMBERG

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JES HJORT MALMBERG

 The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: KATRINE BACH HANSEN

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: KATRINE BACH HANSEN

 The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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EXPLOSIONS, MANTIDS AND ELECTRONS

EXPLOSIONS, MANTIDS AND ELECTRONS

Autumn is here, with beautiful colours on the trees and pumpkins ready for harvest. But on a less idyllic note, we had to get the rodenator out. We’ve had lot of vole activity this year due to the mild winters we’ve had in the last few years. The voles have been...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: TYCHO HOLCOMB

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: TYCHO HOLCOMB

 The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MICHEL POULSEN & MARIE ØSTERGAARD

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MICHEL POULSEN & MARIE ØSTERGAARD

 The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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EGG MOBILES: SHOW ME YOURS…

EGG MOBILES: SHOW ME YOURS…

I got really inspired doing the Farm Like a Hero Experience, seeing how many people are doing amazing stuff and taking stock of the influence we’ve had on small-scale farming over the years through our innovations. I find that really touching, and I thought I’d make a...

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SEPTEMBER FLYOVER AND SOME OTHER THINGS

SEPTEMBER FLYOVER AND SOME OTHER THINGS

The September 2020 aerial flyover is here and we’ll have a good look at all the different areas of the farm. I also share a little about the first translation of my book Regenerative Agriculture and some projects I’m looking into, like creating an egg mobile design...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: DANIEL HAGERBY

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: DANIEL HAGERBY

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: CARINA VAN STEENBERGEN

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: CARINA VAN STEENBERGEN

 The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MARTA JANSDOTTER

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MARTA JANSDOTTER

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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TO STAY OR LEAVE…

TO STAY OR LEAVE…

Autumn is coming. Colours are changing in the landscape and everyone seems to have a cold. Things are really slowing down here: whilst many of the farmers I’m interviewing on the Farm Like a Hero tour are still in mid-season, we’ll be wrapping up our season in a...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MOLLY RYGG

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MOLLY RYGG

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JESPER SANDSTROM

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JESPER SANDSTROM

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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START THE RIGHT FARM 2020 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

START THE RIGHT FARM 2020 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

What if you could start your farming business with a fair bit of certainty that it would help you reach your main objectives in life and support the quality of life you want? You actually can. Whilst no one can guarantee the success of a business, it’s definitely...

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START THE RIGHT FARM: OUR NEW SHORT ONLINE TRAINING

START THE RIGHT FARM: OUR NEW SHORT ONLINE TRAINING

Today we’re releasing our new online course called Start the Right Farm. The course is designed to help you start a farm that's tailored to your specific context and situation. That’s the best foundation for success, and this kind of planning can save you a bunch of...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: TORE WIRGENES

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: TORE WIRGENES

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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BROILER SEASON FINISHED!

BROILER SEASON FINISHED!

Here’s a little farm update for you as the season slows down. We’ve slaughtered the last batch of broilers and also had the first light frost a bit earlier than usual, so it’s time to harden off the pumpkins. I’ll be spending the coming weeks getting a hunting license...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JORGEN ANDERSSON

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JORGEN ANDERSSON

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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WINNERS, LAMB DINNERS AND TIME OUT

WINNERS, LAMB DINNERS AND TIME OUT

I’ve been a bit absent, so there’s lots to tell you about. In today’s video I’ll announce the winners of the 100,000 followers competition, show you how we home slaughter a lamb, tell you about the Joel Salatin workshop that had no Joel in it, and talk a bit about...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: SOFIA MARIA BANG ELM

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: SOFIA MARIA BANG ELM

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MARTE OLSON

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MARTE OLSON

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JAMES REID & ROSA BEVAN

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JAMES REID & ROSA BEVAN

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: LYNN CASSELLS AND SANDRA BAER

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: LYNN CASSELLS AND SANDRA BAER

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JENNIFER & ANDY MACDONALD

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JENNIFER & ANDY MACDONALD

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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RAMBLINGS FROM THE PASTURE

RAMBLINGS FROM THE PASTURE

I’m feeling pretty sun kissed after spending the morning painting the roof of my little cottage. It’s a lovely summer evening, so I figured I’d take you on a walk around the farm. It's been a very unusual year for me and I'm just amazed at how quickly the weeks have...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: WILLIAM DONNAN

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: WILLIAM DONNAN

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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100,000 SUBS GIVEAWAY!

100,000 SUBS GIVEAWAY!

While 100,000 subscribers on Youtube means nothing nowadays where you have channels with tens of millions, it still feels like a milestone worth celebrating up here on our little farm in the middle of nowhere. Especially for someone who never intended to be a...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: KYLIE MAGNER

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: KYLIE MAGNER

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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AUGUST AERIAL FARM TOUR

AUGUST AERIAL FARM TOUR

Time for the August aerial tour! New additions you’ll notice are my daughter Grace, who’s visiting from England, and one of the three tipis we recently acquired to use for holiday rentals. The red roof on our house will btw soon be only a memory, as I’ll (finally!) be...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MICHAEL WALSH

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MICHAEL WALSH

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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TRAMPLED GRASS IS NOT WASTED GRASS

TRAMPLED GRASS IS NOT WASTED GRASS

Today we’re gonna have a look at our pastures, and I’ll explain why trampling down grass when we’re grazing with mixed livestock is not a waste of resources. It’s actually investing into the future, into the carbon bank of the farm, and it’s what formulates the bottom...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MATT SWARBRICK

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MATT SWARBRICK

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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MICROBES ARE THE BASIS OF ALL OUR FARM PRODUCTIONS…

MICROBES ARE THE BASIS OF ALL OUR FARM PRODUCTIONS…

In this video I’m talking to an old friend of mine, Jo Carey from 59 Degrees. Joe's excited about soil microbiology and compost making. Working as an arborist, Jo encountered tree health problems that he didn’t know how to solve, which led him to study soil...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: RICHARD PARK

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: RICHARD PARK

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JOEL RODKER

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JOEL RODKER

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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HOW REAL FOOD GETS FROM FARM TO FORK

HOW REAL FOOD GETS FROM FARM TO FORK

Ridgedale has become one of the most renowned regenerative agriculture farms and training centres in Europe. We demonstrate a bunch of solutions, e.g. pasture raised livestock moved daily onto fresh forage, agroforestry, Keyline design, slaughtering on-farm, meeting...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MATTHEW LIVINGSTON

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MATTHEW LIVINGSTON

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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STARTING LIFE’S WORK AT 70

STARTING LIFE’S WORK AT 70

Perhaps you remember Roger, whom I interviewed a few years back when he attended a training here at the farm? Many people have expressed finding his story inspirational, and so today I wanted to post a webinar Roger sent me that he did with the 3LM Network (the Savory...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: ANDREW WOOF

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: ANDREW WOOF

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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JULY AT THE FARM: WALK AND TALK

JULY AT THE FARM: WALK AND TALK

The farm is quiet again now that the training participants have headed home, and I felt like taking you on a stroll round the farm. Everything is nice and lush this year thanks to lots of rainfall. We’ll look at compost, the market gardens, berries, windbreaks, nut...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: CHARLES DOWDING

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: CHARLES DOWDING

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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JULY AERIAL FLYBY (ANOTHER WEEK GONE BY)

JULY AERIAL FLYBY (ANOTHER WEEK GONE BY)

The past ten days have been extremely busy and exhausting and amazing, running our Farm Scale Permaculture Design Course here at the farm, then slaughtering the last batch of broilers. Today’s video features footage from these events, as well as the July edition of...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: ADAM SAYNER

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: ADAM SAYNER

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: SARA KNAPP & ORFEAS FISCHER

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: SARA KNAPP & ORFEAS FISCHER

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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GRAZING AROUND AGAIN…

GRAZING AROUND AGAIN…

People are arriving from all over to participate in our Farm Scale Permaculture Design Course and we’re very much looking forward to it. Meanwhile the veg and the animals are doing their thing. We still haven’t cut haylage because it’s been too wet, and this affects...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MORENO DE MEIJERE

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MORENO DE MEIJERE

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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PACKING PASTURED BROILERS

PACKING PASTURED BROILERS

In order for an enterprise to be succesful, all workflows must be set up to be performed as quickly as possible. And so to have our pastured broiler enterprise be as profitable as possible, we’ve not only built our own on-farm slaughter facility but also carefully...

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PROCESSING BROILERS – IT’S THAT DAY OF THE WEEK AGAIN…

PROCESSING BROILERS – IT’S THAT DAY OF THE WEEK AGAIN…

This year chicken slaughter has been planned around when I’d be on the farm, as I was supposed to spend most of the season on the road, touring Europe to document the reg ag scene. That means we get a bigger difference in weight than usually, but because we have...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE:  VIVIAN GLOVER

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: VIVIAN GLOVER

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE:  JORG BOHMER

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JORG BOHMER

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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BEAUTIFUL VEG AND PASTURE – ENJOYING THE RAIN AT LAST…

BEAUTIFUL VEG AND PASTURE – ENJOYING THE RAIN AT LAST…

After the dry start to the year, we’ve enjoyed a good amount of rain in the last couple of weeks. The grass is over the cow’s backs and beautiful veg is coming out of the garden. We have a surplus of salads because restaurants are still closed and our private customer...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: DENIS MORSOMME

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: DENIS MORSOMME

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: FLORIAN BONENFANT

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: FLORIAN BONENFANT

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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NEW CHICKS, EXTENDED IRRIGATION AND NEW TENTS…

NEW CHICKS, EXTENDED IRRIGATION AND NEW TENTS…

As is suitable for a diversified farm, a diverse bunch of items have arrived in the last couple of days: this year's last batch of baby broilers; some new packing crates for veg; pipe and fitting that will make irrigating the market garden so much easier; and tents...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JAKE ELDRIDGE

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: JAKE ELDRIDGE

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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A FARM WALK AND TALK

A FARM WALK AND TALK

I thought I’d take you on a tour around the farm on this wonderful rainy day. Lots of different veg is ready or almost ready to ship, animals are thriving, wildlife is abundant, trees are growing nicely, and everything just has an overall lush feeling after the much...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MAGNUS ERIKKSON

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MAGNUS ERIKKSON

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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NO DIG/NO TILL: KEEP THE EDGES CLEAN!

NO DIG/NO TILL: KEEP THE EDGES CLEAN!

In today's episode I wanted to talk about the area at the edge of the market garden; maintaining the edges is not often talked about, and I like the way we manage it...You'll also get a peak of our chicken-powered grass and of how midsummer is celebrated here in...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: BRAM BOMBEEK

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: BRAM BOMBEEK

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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WE STARTED A REVOLUTION FROM A TENT!

WE STARTED A REVOLUTION FROM A TENT!

Today we put up the yurts (well, technically gers) at the farm. It's always a special day when we put these beautiful structures up, there is something just so elegant and pleasing with their design, which has remained unchanged for over 1000 years. It's fun to think...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: SANDRO WENS (BE)

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: SANDRO WENS (BE)

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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500 CHICKENS IN A PEN: FIRST MOVE IN OUR ROLLER PEN

500 CHICKENS IN A PEN: FIRST MOVE IN OUR ROLLER PEN

Today is a quick video documenting the very first move of 500 broilers in our roller pens. These birds are around 35 days old, so used to daily moves in Salatin pens, but I thought you might like to see what their first move in a strange new configuration was like: it...

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JUNE AERIAL FARM TOUR

JUNE AERIAL FARM TOUR

It’s now mid-June and things have been growing like crazy with the spell of warm weather we’ve had, so I thought it was about time we did another aerial flyover in order for you to see how much has changed since the one we did in early May. I hope you'll enjoy getting...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MICHEL KEGELS (GROENHARTIG, NL)

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: MICHEL KEGELS (GROENHARTIG, NL)

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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BUILDING A FARM AND SOLVING GLOBAL ISSUES

BUILDING A FARM AND SOLVING GLOBAL ISSUES

Today’s post is a re-posting of a recent interview I did with Micha Busch of Business Podcast Groningen. I think you’ll find our conversation about the wider space around regenerative agriculture and the state of agriculture in the world today interesting. You can...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: SANDER LEROY

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: SANDER LEROY

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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NO-DIG MARKET GARDEN UPDATE

NO-DIG MARKET GARDEN UPDATE

I figured it was high time I gave you a proper update on the market gardens. Things are starting to pop, insect pressure is so far low and sales are going well despite (and partly because of) covid-19. I’ll take you on a tour through the garden, point out some changes...

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FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: NO-DIG CSA KRAUTGAART, LUXEMBOURG

FARM LIKE A HERO EXPERIENCE: NO-DIG CSA KRAUTGAART, LUXEMBOURG

The Farm Like a Hero Experience is our 2020 special live event, running from June to November. You’ll discover Europe’s blossoming regenerative agriculture scene, learn from 70+ of the continent’s best farmers, get your questions answered by me (Richard Perkins) and...

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LOW COST DIY ROLL AWAY NEST BOXES

LOW COST DIY ROLL AWAY NEST BOXES

We’ve built our own low-cost roll away nest boxes that we use in our egg-mobiles in the summer and in the polytunnel during winter. I’ve had a lot of questions about how they’re made, so I dug into the archive to find footage of the construction process and give you...

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MATTHEW & PARETO: DON’T BELIEVE IN SUSTAINABILITY

MATTHEW & PARETO: DON’T BELIEVE IN SUSTAINABILITY

I've always been fascinated by pattern languages. It's what my work is largely concerned with. Today I've been reflecting on things I wrote in two of the chapters of my book, after a conversation with someone with a very different perspective on life.Join the...

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HEADING WEST: A FARM UPDATE AND COASTAL TRIP WITH RAGNAR

HEADING WEST: A FARM UPDATE AND COASTAL TRIP WITH RAGNAR

First an update from the farm where we have the youngest broilers ever out on grass, and then I'm taking you on a rock pooling + fishing adventure on Sweden's west coast! I've also made you a free mini course that will help you get the fundamentals of your farm right....

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SMOKING CHICKENS AND MOVING COWS

SMOKING CHICKENS AND MOVING COWS

Today we're smoking this year's first batch of chickens. Smoking is a process that needs precision, and you'll have to work out the particulars for your setup trough trial. We first learnt from a local with 50+ years of experience and you can find an older episode...

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BIRDS DONE, TOMATOES OUT, A BIG WEEK…

BIRDS DONE, TOMATOES OUT, A BIG WEEK…

It's been a big week! The first batch of broilers has been slaughtered and packed, and it's finally been warm enough to get the tomatoes out in the greenhouse. Egg production is getting going, the new chicks are growing well, salad crops are doing great this year,...

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THE BEST WAY TO EVISCERATE CHICKENS

THE BEST WAY TO EVISCERATE CHICKENS

Here at Ridgedale, we operate Europe’s cheapest approved slaughter facility. Today is the first slaughter of the year, and we’re going to try something new; weight-categorising the birds into five categories in the chiller in order to facilitate easeful packing. Tune...

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A FLERD, SOME VEG AND NEW CHICKS

A FLERD, SOME VEG AND NEW CHICKS

It's been a few years, but we finally have a flerd (cows and sheep together) again. It's way easier to care for them as one group rather than two. The second batch of chicks has arrived, and we're getting the slaughtery ready to cull the first batch next week. The...

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REST, PLAY AND WORK

REST, PLAY AND WORK

Glorious spring is here, and this video is a mishmash of fun and relaxing times as well as hard work from the past week. We've finally fixed the hot tub that was gifted to us by the digger-driver when we made the pond, and all I can say is; get one! Some of the week's...

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TESTING PAPERPOT PLANTERS

TESTING PAPERPOT PLANTERS

Today we’re doing a test run of the Curly’s Planter Pro, which is available in Australia and the U.S. as an alternative to the Japanese Paperpot Transplanter, which was made 45 years ago. A paperpot transplanter radically cuts the time spent on transplanting, and...

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500 REKO RINGS ACROSS SCANDINAVIA!

500 REKO RINGS ACROSS SCANDINAVIA!

What started out as one Finnish farmer trying to find a way to sell his own produce has revolutionized B2C sales for Scandinavian farmers. There are now REKO 500 rings in the region. Here at Ridgedale we've helped set up the 3 rings in our local area, and many of my...

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AERIAL TOUR MAY 2020

AERIAL TOUR MAY 2020

People often ask me for an overview of the farm, and while I've given one on earlier occasions, I thought we might do something new this year. I'll do an aerial fly-over of the farm various times throughout the season, probably monthly, so you can see the seasonal...

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THIS IS HOW REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE WORKS

THIS IS HOW REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE WORKS

This is a recording of a 1-hour presentation I gave at the 2019 Oxford Real Farming Conference on how to make small farms work. I give an overview of our primary enterprises with a focus on facts, figures and numbers - something that is not much talked about but is...

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WEED FREE MARKET GARDENING

WEED FREE MARKET GARDENING

We pride ourselves on having one of the tidiest market gardens I’ve ever seen. But it’s not luck; it’s down to careful planning and correct management of our No-Dig system. Today we’ll have a look at how to achieve a weed free market garden by avoiding tilling and...

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SEEDING 12,000 SEEDS PER HOUR

SEEDING 12,000 SEEDS PER HOUR

While our house is currently in total disrepair (e.g. we have no kitchen), the seeding show must go on! We’ve re-arranged the lean-to greenhouse to accommodate a new addition to our setup that's going to radically reduce the amount of time we spend seeding; the...

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MAKE A CITY WAGE FROM A SMALL FARM

MAKE A CITY WAGE FROM A SMALL FARM

Why aren’t more people making a full-time living farming on their homesteads? The homesteading movement is huge compared to the amount of people going into regenerative agriculture. However, once you have, say, a flock of chickens, it’s not much extra work to have a...

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HOW TO RUN A PROFITABLE PASTURED POULTRY BUSINESS

HOW TO RUN A PROFITABLE PASTURED POULTRY BUSINESS

A layer enterprise is a really easeful one in terms of the workload. It's also reasonably profitable, it's great in terms of ecosystem benefits, and it's a product that it's generally easy to find buyers for. Today, I’ll take you to see the birds out on the pasture...

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BUILDING A WORKING FARM IN 5 MONTHS

BUILDING A WORKING FARM IN 5 MONTHS

I’ve made it to Denmark, where I’m visiting Michel’s farm, which he’s running with Anders and Kathrine. Michel has been one of my favourite farm managers ever, and Anders and Kathrine are both highly skilled workers with an amazing work ethic. I can’t think of a...

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MAKING AWESOME AEROBIC COMPOST – FAST!

MAKING AWESOME AEROBIC COMPOST – FAST!

Today we’re making compost out of green material (relatively high in nitrogen), brown material (relatively high in carbon) and cow manure (high in nitrogen, too, but also microbes that act as kick-starters) that is put together in a layer cake. This bacterial compost...

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IS REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE PROFITABLE?

IS REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE PROFITABLE?

We hear a lot about gross profits in this space, but very little about return on investment and whole-farm economy. Today I want to show you the levels of production of our main enterprises here at Ridgedale to show you what it looks like to pay back the farm and all...

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HOW TO START A FARM WITH NO MONEY

HOW TO START A FARM WITH NO MONEY

Today I want to talk about how you can get into farming on a low initial investment and make profits in the first year. The farming landscape is changing as new ways to market and distribute makes it easier to get started. I’ll go over some points to consider.; 1:37...

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ROLLAWAY NEST BOXES GIVE CLEAN EGGS EVERY DAY

ROLLAWAY NEST BOXES GIVE CLEAN EGGS EVERY DAY

Having clean eggs every day is really important to us here, as you’re not allowed to clean eggs yourself in Europe. As with most things on this farm, we've gone with a simple, low-cost solution; homemade rollaway nest boxes. We use the same rollaway nest boxes...

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MARKET GARDEN TOOLS, PART 1

MARKET GARDEN TOOLS, PART 1

Here at Ridgedale, we use the No-Dig approach in our market gardens, along with the standardised bed sizes and made-to-fit tools developed largely thanks to Eliot Coleman and the arrival of innovative young market gardeners in America. We’ve been doing No-Dig for 3...

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