Free range hens

Free range hens ensure rich, golden yolks for breakfast – and they also help wild birds, bees and the environment, says Tim Field. For more on farming, learn about the…

Rhubarb fool

When spring has properly sprung and it is too warm to think of crumbles and pies, rhubarb fool makes a gloriously simple replacement. An old-fashioned classic, the raspberry ripple-like streaks…

Easy shooting exercises

Shooting requires fitness, strength and flexibility – all of which are early casualties of ageing. If you are concerned that you are becoming the rustiest bit of kit on the…

Prune a fruit tree

Is your fruit tree looking a little worse for wear? Learn how to prune a fruit tree without calling the experts in. Though it often appears a daunting task for…

Great equestrian artists

The great equestrian artists have aimed to capture the colour, glamour and excitement of their world since the very beginning. It may be considered bottom of the hierarchy, but equestrian…

Homemade lard and pork scratchings

Homemade lard and pork scratchings are filling, incredibly moreish and, best of all, remarkably simple to make at home. Follow this easy recipe from Lidgates: The Meat Cookbook by Danny…

BMW X6 xDrive 3.0d M Sport

It looks rather out of place in the yard at elevenses, but Charlie Flindt finds the BMW X6 xDrive 3.0d M Sport ends up very much at home on the…

Chocolate, ginger and orange Easter cake

There are ways to consume cocoa this Easter without unwrapping yet another chocolate egg. Put aside time this long weekend to bake Philippa Davis’ chocolate, ginger and orange Easter cake.…