An NHS worth fighting for? A little over a year ago I was successfully diagnosed and underwent surgery for bowel cancer, due to the location of my cancer my eight and a half hour operation involved removal of my rectum some re routing of pipe work and a new hole being created in my tummy … More An NHS Worth Fighting For
New Automation Tool Gets the Thumbs Up On The Farm 3360 followers and Growing with automated multi platform sharing of rich farming content. Living and working on the farm, it is rare that we get the chance to buy a news paper, let alone the time to read one, for this reason we use social … More The Farmers View on Growing Your Social Media Accounts
After a frustrating and restrictive experience with microsoft, have today taken the plunge to migrate our website content onto wordpress. For many years I have written our farm blog using WordPress so the transition was fairly straight forward and their online help was both quick and helpful. This switch will also be a Significant cost … More My switch to wordpress for website content
On the 28th of May 2017 I walked out of Church with my Wife and best friend on my arm, 2016 had thrown us many challenges I was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in May and through my journey we both realised that aside from health we wanted nothing more than to be married. Thanks to … More A year in the making
In just 15 Days I get to marry my best friend, and finally get to say My Wife can’t wait to make you the happiest girl in my world x
New addition to our Granary Farm Stay, We are now able to add a salt water Hot Tub to your Stay http://bit.ly/FarmStayOptions
Let us start with apologies for not updating you sooner, but lambing on the farm has a habit of taking over everything on until it’s done. Lambing We have had an exceptional year with a high number of triplets, which unfortunately means feeding those lambs taken off their mother because they can only feed … More Oaks Barn Farm New additions for the coming season.
So tonight some six months on, it’s hard to share the hidden side, but whilst being Cancer free, in the late side of the evening, having had a lovely day, it is difficult to recognise the hard reality of this recovery. Whilst irrigation affords for the most part freedom and independence from a colostomy bag, … More Bowel Cancer-It’s OK to cry.
Well today I met with my consultant, this time under happier circumstances the last time I was in this room, I was sore, having stitches removed and was still unsure of the future. Today I am cancer free and talking of the future, once again I have written a letter to my Consultant, this time … More 6 Months On
“I wasn’t just another body for him to deal with- I’m a farmer” In the first of a new series to raise health awareness, Emily Scaife meets Wayne Smith – a bowel cancer survivor who is keen to spread awareness of the disease within the farming community. “Before I went into hospital I wanted the … More Oaks Barn Farm Farmers Guardian Feature