The Field

Apple trees in an orchard

There are three certain things in life: death, taxes and the presence of at least one apple tree in the garden you get when you move house. Of all ‘top…

Though a family Christmas pudding recipe can be fiercely protected, this pud’s popularity is dying out. But come Stir-Up Sunday we must be prepared to wield the wooden spoon, insists…

I have been out in the field or on a riverbank for as long as I can remember. My father and mother encouraged me from a young age to fish…

‘Tis the season to spend money and ’tis no good pushing back against the fact. Nor, I imagine, do we really want to, since we don’t want to be thought…

point-to-point

All the point-to-point fixtures for November 2023 in one place for you to plan and prepare for an enjoyable day out in the countryside. POINT-TO-POINT FIXTURES IN NOVEMBER 2023 Sunday…

Penning Poison By Emily Cockayne Who among us wasn’t morbidly fascinated by the anonymous email sent the day before to all the guests attending George Osborne and Thea Rogers’ wedding?…

THE GRANARY TOSTOCK, SUFFOLK Formerly the gatehouse to Tostock Place, this timber-frame, thatched period cottage, set in 3/4 of an acre, dates from the 17th century. The property has been…

Top 10 best pheasant recipes

Back for another year, Great British Game Week returns from 6 November – 12 November. BASC’s Taste of Game and the Countryside Alliance’s Game to Eat are joining forces once…

playing backgammon by fire

There is something timeless about backgammon; it must rank as the most elegant of boardgames while its ability to entertain everyone from teenagers onwards remains legendary. Beautifully made examples make…