We have been for many years integrated into the Countryside Stewardship scheme, and have worked closely with the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust in order to bring back the wildlife to our fields. We have planted woodland and hedgerow cover, and restored several ponds, which are now abundantly supplied with fish and insect life. One of our fields is set aside for wildflowers, and we have created wildlife corridors that link all parts of the farm and provide protection to ground-hugging animals.
Wildlife is the most important by-product of good farming practice, and the most frequent victim of agribusiness. We believe that it is one of the purposes of farming to maintain it in being. If the farmer don’t do it, who will?