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Farming from the frontlines: Keeping it local in Somerset 

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From flooded fields to being flooded with nature-seeking urbanites, Somerset farmer Julie Baber, gives her view of these last dramatic months in a blog for the ORFC’s new newsletter.

First, it was all about the weather. While COVID-19 was a drama playing out on the other side of the world, UK farmers worried over flooded fields, drowning livestock and ruined crops. My own preoccupation was the rickety old pantile roof of our lambing shed that had been ‘temporarily’ propped up following snow damage two years ago, and was now in danger of caving in on me and the sheep.

I had slipped a disc in February during a losing battle with a fallen ash tree on an electric fence and

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