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Ohio governor signs new congressional district map into law
"Republican Ohio governor Mike DeWine signed into law a new map of congressional districts that will be in effect for the next four years the wind said in a statement the Senate legislation he signed makes the most progress to produce a fair compact and competitive map the measure cleared the state legislature along party lines after breakneck sprint through both chambers this week under this year's U. S. census results Ohio lost one seat in Congress starting next year the new law creates at most three safe democratic districts out of fifteen U. S. house seats in a state where voters are split roughly fifty four percent Republican and forty six percent democratic the counties that are home to Cleveland and Cincinnati were divided three ways each one district that includes the western Cleveland suburbs now stretches to the Indiana border three hours away the Princeton gerrymandering project gave the map an F. grade Jan Miller with the league of women voters in Ohio said leaders had trampled the state's constitution rather than purely represent a highlands I'm Jennifer king
Families Recount Trauma at Sentencing for School Shooter
"The Colorado school shooter who was eighteen at the time of his crimes has been sentenced for Colorado high school student Devin Erickson is been sentenced to life without parole he was convicted of killing a teenager and injuring eight others at the Denver area stem school highlands ranch in twenty nineteen partnering with another student in an attack on a classroom of high school seniors watching a movie where hand cuffs red white striped prison suit and a blue mask Ericsson displayed virtually no emotion except for blowing his nose into the mask after his sentencing victims and families give emotional testimony on Friday about the lasting trauma from the shooting judge Theresa Michelle Slade told the defendant he had shown no remorse and failed to help a devastated community understand his actions I'm Jennifer king
How Do We Keep Red States Conservative?
"So people say charlie. How do we make conservative. State stay conservative liberals will self deport. The more of these wonderful laws will pass so right now. Somewhere in menlo park california. Some triple mask wearing vaccine mandate suburban mom who drinks her smoothies shakes and goes to yoga class. Who has a. Let's say complicated. Relationship with her beta male metrosexual husband who works for dropbox. They are looking at real estate right now in texas and elbasan. They're like. I don't know if we want to move there. All of a sudden they might change their zillow search box from highland park texas to boulder colorado and honestly sayonara to boulder the point. Is that for the triple mask wearing vegan smoothie wearing soul cycle attending complicated relationship upper middle class white liberal mom that lives in menlo park and doesn't want to live in california and work tax. Too high she's now going to have a conversation with her husband tonight. Honey i want to go to denver instead. Not texas texas will become more conservative because this is how you repel liberals from moving into your state for example conservatives are not flocking in major numbers to new york and by the way out of all the list of the things that he mentioned love. The pro-life law loved the voter law. The thing that if you want all the sudden repel liberals from your state like mosquitoes have opened carry as soon as california liberals start to see people walk around with guns they will sell their homes and they will leave. You wouldn't believe the reason why liberals have been coming to. Texas is because the haven't been implementing these sorts of laws and by the way securing the elections in texas allowing people to own firearms and to protect young lives that can protect themselves in the womb. God bless texas doing that
Optimal Training Path for Success on Difficult Hikes
"Talk a little bit about our training. I mean so. I basically modified the program. That i gave that i gave you guys for the grand canyon and i will say that we have at about if you're listening and you're like the indian or i wanna do yosemite or another big hike is about seventy percents away there for prime time in our training programs as just one of those things that it's just kind of been stalled by life in the pandemic and everything else so maybe this'll finally podcastone finally per spur us to get it up but talk a little bit about the training and stuff you guys did. Yeah so the train you said. It's not really well so we foy there was up. I look back at what we did. And i feel like we entered. I entered this training round in a better place. I think. Then the grand canyon had a train to start treating for the grand canyon But misplace. I felt pretty good spat with strength training. Three times a week And you set up with gradually increasing longer aches hikes and you know specific distances. We had to hinch elevation gains. We had to hitch A lot of the. I did supplement my strength training with some of your exercises more around the pre stuff that mobility work which i think is super helpful because of the impact and being on your feet so much Was super helpful You know the max hike that we did we had on our schedule was fifteen. Miles was a target and three thousand feet of elevation so in minnesota at natch Which we did is we started. Actually are training going to highland hills in bloomington and just going up and down. The ski hills and that is my ground zero through other hikers. Were training for other an epic events. We bumped into someone there who had done half dome sober. He was trained in for sunday. Hideout washington And so just part of me that part of the train alone and bumping into people's super inspiring and gain a little bit in sight in their experiences. So you know we did so back to the training routine it. Was you know strength three times. A week Just narrow able to keep going our classes or we could drop in on yours as well. you know. There was some run walking mixed in there one day a week or two days a week and then a big hike on the weekend
International Climate & Food
"I'm so hopeful about the food system in the us and around the globe the organization. I work for food. Tank was founded with the mission of highlighting stories of hope and success in the food system. Ultimately we hope to shine a spotlight on the movements and organizations that are creating more environmentally economically and socially just food and agriculture systems the urgency of meeting the sustainable development goals in solving the climate crisis through agreements like the paris agreement is crucial. Especially as we're still facing the impacts of the in nineteen pandemic food bank works at numerous partners in collaborators throughout the united states to highlight food systems best practices and we're so grateful to share some of their work as they strived towards enacting more sustainable agriculture practices preventing food loss and food waste and ensuring abundant health equality and justice within the food system. Let me give you a few examples. In sustainable agriculture there are many organizations working to make farming more sustainable as well as more productive accessible and affordable. The redoubt institute is an independent research institute for organic farming with many projects looking at soil help and land health and one of their projects that thirty year. Long farming systems. Trial is the longest running side by side comparison of organic and chemical agriculture. And they found that organic systems are consistently more resilient and productive than chemical systems. Some other efforts to address sustainability in agriculture in the united states include the north carolina environmental justice network which aims to support communities of color disproportionally impacted by environmental degradation. These projects are essential for addressing sustainable development goals related to healthy and resilient environments that protect both people and planet.
Columbine Survivors Detail How the Tragedy Still Affects Their Relationships
"The rebels project was founded by four columbine survivors in two thousand twelve to ensure there would always be someone who would be able to understand and support survivors of mass tragedy and mass trauma. The group got together at amy's for a fundraiser. And talked about what it's like to have a relationship after surviving mass shooting michelle wheeler i worked directly with survivors in the support groups and i am a columbine survivor. My name's missy mendel. And i m e. I'd high school survivor. I am kelly murphy and michelle and i work on survivor support groups each month and i am a parent of two students from this school. Highlands ranch shooting and there is also a domestic shooting in my family and i'm related to a perpetrator in a victim smaller columbine survivor and related to the rebels project. Through amy's bitch. I'm and i'm from the ninety one las vegas shooting. My name is cartoon. I'm a columbine survivor. And one of four co founders of the rebels project here. We are at our eighth annual rebels with a cause fundraiser. and amy who basically lifted us up. I mean we were doing like silent auctions in. Somebody's basement regardless of what you're trying to do or who. You are as a human being survivor. Not you're winning drag your own garbage into a relationship. So i just started. Seeing somebody and thing was. They wanted to know where. I was from so littleton colorado and they were like. Oh this is not here in colorado than this is somewhere else this is like. Where are you from littleton colorado. Hey isn't that or columbine. Where'd you go to school. Columbine were you there. Yeah tell me everything about that. This is our first date faulk off and it happens constantly.
Korda Ends U.S. LPGA Major Drought at Women's PGA Championship
"With the lpga. To nelly korda. Victory at the kpmg women's pga championship. She is a major champion now. Twenty two years old and it feels like late right. Like people are people reacting as if she's off the schneide now it's like she's twenty. Well i think we need to take a step back here really. I just establish the scene. We've got like the backup standard-bearers walking down the eighth playoff hole here at. Tpc river highlands. The men's side of the game has gone mental here I'm in hawaii right now. Sean so it's two pm was hoping to really get out for a nice afternoon. I'll i'll let everyone else play the world's tiniest violins for me but This playoffs been going on for a couple hours before that. We actually had a pretty fun. Exciting day of golf. In the women's game nelly korda through down made to massive eagles In the final round and basically used one of those in particular to turn a one shot lead into a four shot lead slam the door On lifezette sallis. And yeah i mean. Just take the final step into superstardom in the women's game. It's it's big. I mean she's world number-one. She's the first american major winner since two thousand eighteen. She's the first american world number one since two thousand fourteen So yeah i mean. It's hard to overstate like just how much this means. It's funny to think that at twenty two. It felt like manon surprise when a major yet but here we are congrats to nelly. No real reason to think this shouldn't be the first of many.
"highland" Discussed on The Highland Good Food Podcast
"Or have requested different delivery day the more than happy to accommodate that so we currently use a wholesaler for the majority of fruit and vegetables especially in the winter. And then come the what we do. Is we switched much more local based produce so we use local crofters mccoo groceries to substitutes the fruit and vegetables that people ordering with the idea being with them supporting the entire community. So due to the lockdown. The hotels restaurants closed and the is have no to sell their products. It's always been really important to celebrate. The local craft is an This season scotland. We have three children and teaching them. Where food comes from. And how much efficacy in growing food is so important because it's helping raise the next generation to be more conscious of what they consume. What they eat they waste especially when somebody has put a lot of time and effort into growing food that you eat too old. I'm not you know you don't waste it. Angie us every part of it that you can the most important thing i've say about Fruit and vegetable boxes is how little plastic waste. They produce so by getting the local produce or stuff in oak. It means the boxes out pretty much plastic free that means that less less plastic going out there to the different households but it also helps customers to be more sustainable and to be conscious of how much plastic they are producing a lot of customers over. The last year have been those of an older generation and they don't have to order online. They can furnace and some people during lockdown. That was fun. Cool that they made during the week on. We were the only people that they saw as. We live their boxes. One of our custos had never cooked from scratch for himself. So each week ruid. Tatum can bucks of fruit and vegetables and include some recipes with smile. Days of simple vegetarian dishes is that he could create and helping somebody in that way and feeling like you've made a difference to the lockdown experience as i think Kept scoring the almost a year without a week off deliveries but it became nice to fail needed and to help people through what was an incredibly difficult time so we do what we do every week on pretty much every week of the year. 'cause we wanted to help people we wanted to hell. Those who are too busy to go and get their shopping. Those who are working hard those would swoon children or families or the commitments but also to help marts independence. The elderly family members are able to stay in their own home. Because you know that they're going to get a weekly delivery to the door Not going to have to go out and collect their shopping. And they're gonna be receiving healthy fruit and We do it as well to install it in our children that you know healthy. Eating is a great way of life and wet. Food comes from and how it grows is such massive importance. And that's you know you don't want children raised thinking the apple's come from the supermarket that you know they come from trees and you can got pick them yourself and that i think would be all overwhelming wish for the food sector. Is that if everybody could appreciate the food. That scotland can produce appreciate the coughed. Does that puts f all year round to grow their products and supply the products and those products deserve to be enjoyed by the people in the highlands. They don't need to exported out to other places and they don't need to just be sold Tells.
"highland" Discussed on The Highland Good Food Podcast
"Welcomed highland good fit. I'm a widsom and state your infant. A real treat. You're going to hear from four amazing passionate women old doing their bit. He didn't highlands to clear a sustainable food system. Cd's all of those stories and today you're going to real flavor from what's happening on the grind across the idea. I wanna hear from sophie is based on consumer lind runs the business whose tables with her super little family here passionate as supporting her community and her k. Teva t coming up with solutions to problems so we.
It's National Paper Airplane Day
"National paper airplane day today and that is a true story that i a little open there. I would make these paper airplanes. I would get this perfect little point on them and they would like throw them up in the classroom and get them stuck in the ceiling. Many people did this also with pencils. it was really safe. You just wouldn't want to be there during an earthquake. That would be a bad all the stuff falling down on you so national paper airplane day today. The best way to commemorate the day of course is to fold a paper airplane it around the house. They go That could be your day. It's a particularly wendy here in california. At least the bay area so that might help now. The flight i dunno. You gotta make a perfectly aerodynamic The far this flight is i. Guess what i'll go for today. Which currently is two hundred and twenty six feet ten inches. I'm gonna to see if i could just take that just a little bit more. Beat that record today on. The record was set by joe. I you an aircraft designer adam mcclellan air force base in north highlands california so maybe that california wind is well to help him out. The plane by the way was of course constructed from a single sheet of Cut a four paper.
S6 E11 - This is what it's like living with someone with PTSD. . . - Full Episode
"All right you ready. I actually hit record this time here. We go so in the most recent episode of the podcast season six episode ten. I sat down with my wife patricia. I talked to her about the challenges. She has faced in dealing with multiple mental health diagnoses over the years and right after we published that episode. We received an excellent recommendation from a listener. Asking us to tackle the topic of what it's like living with someone with ptsd. And i think patricia. And i are uniquely suited to tackle this since both of us. Have this diagnosis in in. Its for completely different reasons. This episode is going to be an unfiltered. Look at what. It's like to live with someone with post traumatic stress disorder and by way of introduction. This is the we served now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life. Your best life money erin perkins. I'm a. us army combat veteran daddy to two amazing kiddos host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today again by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome back to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here. Well good good so it's been a couple weeks right and last time we talked about the treatments. You're getting and things like that for depression. Talk to us a little bit before. We're gonna dive into the. Ptsd topic talked us a little bit. About how those are going those are going. I'm not going to be very honest. they're painful. I think Winning expecting almost a miracle. I mean you you let somebody shock your head for twenty minutes a day. You expect something but it's actually made my depression a little worse. They said that's normal. It can get worse before it gets better. So actually they're going to re map tomorrow and see if there's a different place. They need to put the magnet. But i think it's gonna go all right. Yeah we hope we hope and pray as well trained for this for that. This works in putting you through a lot of distress but like you said pain to try to to address the depression right. And so that's that's just one part of what can be a result of ptsd another city but the actually brit really brings up our our first thing to talk about is. Let's talk about ptsd a little bit. What it is. And how. I understand it. How do you understand. ptsd how. I understand it is. I mean we all know it stands for post traumatic stress disorder and that can be from your childhood from your teen years from adulthood. Something you went through something. You saw something you experienced. That was just traumatic for you. And i know that it can you know make you. Have you know nightmares it. Can you know how you can have memories of that trauma and then you avoid situations that you know make you think of that trauma and you know a lot of even soldiers you know. They get like hyper vigilant. You know because of how it makes them feel and it can call anxiety and depression as well. I think the hyper vigilance was one of the i. I realize that i that something was wrong right. I knew i had a lot of anger in. I was like i don't know why angry like i'm i'm not in the army anymore. I thought you the anger was just part of just being in the army. You're just mad something every day. And so i thought that it would go away and it didn't in fact he got worse and it. Was that hyper vigilance piece. I always felt. I still do. But i always felt ready. This constant state of readiness hyper vigilant. That's one of the behavioral parts because there's behavioral parts psychological mood in general sleep. And then you know it you can break them all down like you know behavioral is like you know you feel agitated or irritable or hof style or hyper vigilant like you were saying or you know you start doing self destructive things like you know. Drugs are becoming an alcoholic or or if he just completely isolate yourself. That's me raise my hand right there myself psychological as you know flashbacks which i don't have those fear that comes from nowhere severe anxiety failure to trust other people. Because you don't know what's going to happen the mood part of it. You know you lose interest or pleasure in doing stuff that you used to enjoy doing right or you feel like the severe guilt or you are incredibly lonely like you have tons of people around you. You have a family that loves you but you are so lonely and it messes with your sleep. It can cause you to sleep too much. Not enough to have horrific nightmares and a lot of people have detachment from other people and like intrusive thoughts that they just can't get rid of you know that you know. They go through their day and i guess to some other people they might look like legitimate list crazy but they just have these constant like thoughts and some people have to talk it out. You know there's so many parts to ptsd. yeah. I think that's one of the challenges with even realizing that you might have it right because there's so many parts to it. Depression anxiety intrusive thoughts avoiding situations. Not sleeping sleeping too much having horrific nightmares having too much emotion having no emotion at all. There's so many things and so what i was told. People especially veterans is if if something feels off. Don't try to figure out if you have. Ptsd anxiety or depression go to mental health right and talk to the professional about it and let them figure out whether you use the va or you go out to out to in the civilian sector. You go get it checked out. Because there's there's nothing that's not going to hurt you to go get it checked out right and that was a question that i was going to ask you. Is you know like when did you realize you had ptsd. I think it was what year wise was twenty seventeen. I got out and twenty. Fourteen of twenty seventeen anger progressively got worse. The hyper vigilance. And what. I say hyper vigilance. I i don't mean just like you know on edge all the time and i guess that was part of it but for me it was this feeling like i'm about to go into a fight like just ready like i mean you know kind of like almost kind of like a sprinter would be at the starting line. Okay here we go all right. I'm ready. i'm ready and it was like that all the time. That sounds exhausting. It is it really really is it took i say i want to say it took a long time to get past that but truth is i'm up past that no the pd. Has these not a broken limb. You know you can't cast on it and wait six weeks and go back and get the cast off and you're good to go. No i mean people can't get past it it's it. There are stories of people who you know they had. Ptsd and to you know after a few months few years depending on situation you can't get past. It depends on the person. I think it's post traumatic growth right where you know after your trauma you become a stronger person. A bigger percent better person. I don't know if i would. I would say that people ever get over their trauma. They just they build one right in that instead of letting the letting it crush them they use it to to fuel becoming a better person in the end and the thing is it's not always a choice. I don't think this is my opinion right. I don't think it's always a choice whether you get to say like oh. I'm past the worst part of my ptsd. And i'm only headed for post traumatic growth now. I don't even think i've heard that term post traumatic growth. So i don't know. If i would be i don't know if my opinion i mean i hope that's a real thing Veteran futterman talk to me. One time so you're doing it basically you're doing to post traumatic growth thing like you like you know you start a company like you've got a great career you've got a great family you know you've got a beautiful home cars dog you've got all this stuff going for you you're doing life right you're in your a great church like you're doing all these things right and hosting this podcast you're getting so much stuff done okay and i'm like okay cool why don't it feel better yeah really i'm like okay. We'll see if this post traumatic growth. I number one. i'm happy i'm growing. I'm happy growing getting better. getting smarter. Faster stronger whatever it is. I'm happy about that part but like it is this like is post traumatic growth a destination or is it just this constantly journey. Yeah i think it's a journey in. It reminds me of what we heard in church on sunday about walking wounded. And that's what that means is like. Es your wounded mentally sometimes physically but you know ptsd is a mental disorder and your your wounded mentally but you continue to walk. Wounded is when you stop that. There's no growth And so the post traumatic growth is continuing to walk. Even though you're wounded i love. Obviously you we're in the same service. Same church service right and we were both talking about how great it was so we can ask each other. This question okay. What's it like living with me especially within. What's it like living with me. Especially when i'm experiencing some sort of triggering episode so you mentioned 2017 when you first realized that you had p. Tst then it was. You're angry and you know we tried to give you a little bit of space and like you know. Let you breathe calm down. But i think i think you have grown because now you take that space for yourself. You're like i'm going to go run or i'm going to take the dog and we're going to go hike for a few hours. I think that you know living with you. I've able to watch you grow. And and learn how coping mechanisms coping skills. And i think with. Ptsd you have to learn. Those people might not always understand them like. I'm not hiking ninety degree weather with a dog. It's not happening but three you that works that would trigger trigger something not. Ptsd that would trigger anger. It has nothing to do with. Ptsd you you. You've joined small groups that you guys run and you know for exercise in general for you just really helps you a lot of that. Is you know twenty seventeen. We had just moved to alabama and things weren't going the way we wanted them to and life was just really stressful right. And you hadn't even been diagnosed yet. sure sure. So you've you've grown okay. So i don't even ask this question. What do you like living with me. It's amazing it's amazing. I love it. Let next question experiencing some sort of triggering episode. Well i've told you this before but as a man as a husband i feel. It's my duty my job to keep you happy. You know and so a lot of times i think. Ptsd manifests itself in your life as overwhelming depression and crippling anxiety right. And there's not a single thing i can do about it so for me. It's not that living with you is better or worse. Y you know with a triggering episode. It's that my hands are tied right. And so i think it's super frustrating. Because i'm like. I see a problem my wife is in. It's not just unhappy. You know it's like she. Has this a legitimate mental diagnosis. A mental condition that. I can't do anything to fix Frankly doctors can't do anything to fix every single part of that right and that conversation we've had many times because you're like i just want to fix it and i'm like doctors i have and they can't fix it. Release yourself up that burden. You can't fix it and that is so tough as a man who says you know what i'm here to lead my family my wife and my kids and you know kind of you know take charge and we're going to go tackle life together and that is so appreciated but sometimes you just got. It's true it's true like it's nothing you can do. Well that's not true. Okay that's not true space. Give me space. You know like like you did tonight. I had that treatment today and it made me sick today. I was actually really upset stomach today. And i'm just chilling in the bedroom lennon bed phone and you just made dinner that i did that helped i did. I logged off my computer at work and went and made dinner. It was amazing. I don't know if the dinner was amazing. But it's good good good so coming up after the break tricia and i are going to ask each other one more question. We're going to ask this question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has. Ptsd and we're gonna share several takeaways with you. 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You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today all right and we are back and as promised. We're going to talk about ptsd or would keep talking about ptsd right but the question that we have for each other. Do you wanna ask it. I want me to go go ahead. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I wrote this question. I still think it's a tough question you know i would not wish. Ptsd on anyone true. I'll start with that so with that in mind. What the good that has come out of it. It helps me to understand other people abso win. I hear about a veteran struggling with. Ptsd or a a veteran's family member or or family member or friend who is struggling with ptsd. I'm like i get it. I know how you feel. I completely understand and so for me. It's if there's anything good. It's that i can better relate to people who are going through the same frustration and anguish and honestly emotional pain when they see their loved one going through this right and i know not everyone copes. Well that's true and so this question might be difficult for some other. Some people listening you know like they're their loved when ptsd is raging alcoholic. Who's angry all the time. In what would you tell that person. That's an even to that. That in itself is even tougher. I think what. I would be telling that person is i. Can't i cannot tell you what you should be experiencing if you're living with someone with ptsd and you're like you know my spouses a raging alcoholic as a result of pd. St how do i find good in that. I can't tell you what good you should find. I i'm in no place to tell you that the only thing i can do is point you to the one that is jesus christ the principe who can give you peace in the situation and and the bible even says you know piece that passes all understanding basically piece. That doesn't make sense. So i can't tell you. This is what you should be feeling. This is what you should be experiencing. But i can recommend you to eat a formula so to speak of how to live better in that situation right and and i would add onto that to a more. You know just. I don't know. Do we say worldly. Come that. Try to under try to understand. Don't don't try to fix but like research. See how you can help your one with ptsd. Because i think not. Understanding is a part of the problem right for years i had. Ptsd and you did not. You didn't understand it in in mind would manifest in depression anxiety in the soldier new said just go exercise pushups drink water burpee strength water and i'm like you so don't get it and it was true i didn't you act totally asked you to research it to better understand it and you you did better understand it but now that you have experienced for yourself it's completely different really it. It really really is just just so different when you experience it for yourself. So i'll ask you the same question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I think it teaches you. How similar to what you said compassion. I mean i've always had a big heart. And i think it's because it's been broken a lot and you don't hurt anybody else because you know what that feels like you know you have more compassion. Because you know what it's like to fill abandoned or left out or or or thrown away so you're not gonna do that to anybody because if you're not a monster you're not gonna do that because you know what that feels like me and so i have probably too much compassion. My heart's honestly probably isn't too big for people. There are worse things that people not for pets. But that's a whole different. That's a big for people. Pets you can have one. That's my ocd. Am sorry that's okay. But yeah i would say me. It's compassionate and i've seen more compassionate you as well 'cause i was saying earlier when you didn't understand it you just dislike. Oh burpee and water. But now you're like. Do you want to go take a nap. You need to lay down like there's way more compassion than there was before so if if anything good can come out of such a horrific diagnosis like ptsd. I mean if you can just you know. Be patient and be kind. You can learn compassion. Sure yeah that's a really good point. So that's it for the questions right now. We honestly united had these types of conversations for year really really long time and and this is just another one of those conversations of how to how to live with someone with ptsd. What it's really like. i. I'm going to go out on a limb here. What's the worst part about living with someone with. Ptsd not knowing how they're gonna react something and so you know there's times when not recently but you know there were times i'm like oh i don't know if i want to tell him this 'cause i don't know how he's gonna react. I don't know where he's at today. You know mentally like you know. He's already got a lot on his plate. I'm kinda it's almost like an egg shells kind of thing like the. You wanna be really careful. You know so so those can be a little. And i'm sure i'm the same way i'm sure you and the kids stay away. Well i think for me and maybe for the kiddos too. I don't know but for me. It's the the worst part you know other other than the obvious of you. Know seeing my spouse going through this right but you know how it how it affects. Your frustrates me is the inability to plan. I love planning. I'm like okay. What are we going to do tomorrow. Six weeks from now five years from now and like i don't know win and might depression depression. Yeah and you're going to be like. Oh sorry man like as much as you would love to go do that. Depression is just crushed. You for that day or week or i mean there are many many times to. I'm going to say through the years that i've pushed myself. You know because. I i wanna do fun things at the family like you know. I think a lot of people feel that way. Like yeah wanna goaded disneyworld and make memories you know and you feel like that that depression creep over you and you just got to push through it as hard as it is. You just gotta you can't quit. You got to keep moving gonna walk wounded speaking of which so i know we. We referenced. The walk wounded message right. So so for those of you. Who don't know this was a message from church. The highlands with A great jura tear in this region of the country. One of the biggest in the nation as i recall got twenty plus camp twenty two twenty. Three i don't even know now. We got a bunch of campuses anyway. The the one of the pastors nikon carter. He spoke any told the story about a guy that will testament by the name of jacob who ends up wrestling with this angel and this angel as he's wrestling with jacob he he knocks jacobs jacobs hip out of socket right but jacob keeps wrestling. He's like hey. I am not going to let you go until you bless me. And so he. He eventually wins the wrestling match. The angel blesses him. And then jacob has to go meet his brother. There's whole back did this to me his brother and as he's going to meet his brother he's limping like crazy. And so even though the angels blessed and basically god putting his hand on him and saying hey like i you know i i love you. I approve of what you're doing. You know i'm blessing right now. Even though god did that he didn't heal him completely soup but jacob still had to keep moving and he had to walk wounded. Right into put in real world speak is like yeah. You can have blessings you can have all these great things in life you can have money. Houses cars land lakes pools vacation homes. But that doesn't mean you're not going to have wounds right from other people from yourself from life itself. Ptsd is usually a a life itself kind of thing so what you gotta keep walking for. Sure for sure so what's another takeaway back to. What we're saying is be patient and educate yourself. If you want to help your spouse or even yourself like okay like read just read read. How other people are doing it and that have been successful and and see how it actually manifests in your own life. Because just saying it's ptsd. I bet there some other things surrounding it that maybe you don't even know. And so educate yourself and be patient with yourself and your spouse if it's your spouse right right and somebody said this is another great takeaway. Here is give your spouse space if your spouse was the one who has the. Ptsd right give them the space they need. I will say that with the caveat if you believe. They are in danger of hurting themselves. Get the appropriate help. Absolutely this is not the your spouse said. Hey i'm gonna take my own life and then you say okay one. That's giving them space. No no no. That's not a time when you need to give them space. That's a time when there needs to be an intervention right. You know so when we're talking to give give your spouse space. it's you patricia. Saying yeah take your dog for hike. Its ninety degrees. go ahead. i'm not with you. I'll be in the pool right. Yeah right yeah gopher run go go do something to to just relax to take that. Take the edge off so to speak. Then so give your spouse space. I think is a really really great takeaway there so anything else any other takeaways. We should share with our audience today. I don't know. I think we've covered it. I mean just to walk wounded. Hold their hand while they're walking did. Oh may that's the that'll pre treat there. that's good. That is so good well patricia again. So much for coming on the show really really appreciate. I know you didn't feel great today but you muscled through it and i'm so so glad you did. I know our listeners grew be happy as well and obviously on this show. We ask a lot of questions that we do our best to answer a lot of questions and we all have a lot of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this. Have i accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith. In jesus christ will thank you so much for listening. Be sure to follow social media. Facebook occurred to fight again. Same thing on instagram and twitter ad courage again. You can pick up. A copy of my book resolve at courage to defied again dot com or also on amazon. It has been such a pleasure sharing our hearts in this conversation with you today until next time. Thanks for listening.
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"But that we've become varieties appointed storyteller as well. I really hope that you've enjoyed that. Little snapshot of some of the highlights also conscience. It really was an amazing of steph. Late night. you to fire that. Passion energy enthusiasm from all involved has been overwhelming and when we started discussing the possibility of bringing people together across the highlands to discuss the food system. We never imagined interest. Remained him that we face today. And since the conference we have seen great progress not limited to including the highland council have decided to fund a post of accuracy crowing coordinator the delegates of created their own networks including a network of small farmers discussing ways. They can work together the way. Circular economy are progressing partnership opportunities with zero. Scotland keeps golden beautiful. The glasshouse ached at applying for funding. To die for their business. Idea on the island team are right in the thick of clothing. A good partnership to make sure everybody keeps working together under that vision and if you'd like to find out more at the conference or any of the putting clips please visit good food dot scott. Next month we will be launching. Cd's to the hailing could fit podcast. So make sure. You're signed up as a subscriber..
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"The middle of community completely different way not at least to hear from an almond from soil association on the several really to the point in hurtful vacation language. And how we can use it to people together on an understanding others working together is key but no everyone is coming from the same place or background so we really do need to make. An effort to china understands others. An honor make some really really valued points on this front been agricultural my life but as most traditional culture and it's only a couple of years since the start sort of like getting involved into rigid narrative agriculture and weather involves that. It's that sense of urgency. Thanks to change. That became pretty apparent while doing my work and traditional re culture back in chile originally from chile. I thought maybe for this five minutes. It was better just to bring you a a strong idea. That has really helped me bring people who are actually not yet convinced by agriculturally or transfer regenerative agriculture into the ideas that we're discussing and how to make a more sustainable healthier farming moving ahead so one idea that has really helped me to get to where want to be in twenty thirty and ideas pretty simple but i struggle with it and it's just defying language of other people to say what you want to say. It sounds quite complicated. It's actually pretty simple. As using the words that they're already using to explain what to want to sort of get them in board with my example as my nemesis does my nemesis. My dad has been into the His life and when i started talking about regenerative agriculture was almost a little bit of betrayal for him just as far as is concerned as far as most of the farmers the art traditional farmers which are mostly farmers solitaire. Most of those people when you come and tell them that the system needs to change in a way. They feel that they've done something wrong and that you're telling them that bear life as actually up until this point followed a very wrong turn. They're destroying earth. We need to change it. So how do you make it so that you can get engaged with them. My dad doesn't see farms as anything much more than producing fruit. So when i came to him with the deal while farms are actually infrastructure that provide the basis for society so a winter found out exactly what infrastructure means. 'cause i was like i don't wanna make mistakes with this. And the the actual wording s two basic systems services such as transport new power supplies the a country organization uses in order to work effectively. I'm not sure about you but definitely like what is more infrastructure than healthy soils than clean water than clean air than healthy food. So when i was talking to him as sort of reframed his far as a potential infrastructure. That could be used an awesome. He was seeing the value of all this extra services and he was like all right in this situation. I understand what you're saying. I understand the animosity providing infrastructure. So all of a sudden by reframing what he was providing with this part of infrastructure that more people need was actually open to the idea of no only receiving help is sort of like applying for august money. But actually that we should actually start thinking as a society about how to provide this infrastructure and not necessarily the farmers having to pay for it so those were to release more wins but my ultimate win was when he actually looked at me and said well. If i'm providing infrastructure. Why am i speaking only to farming communities or speaking only to the farming site of the government when an infrastructure is something that we should be discussing with the infrastructure ministry so actually open up a huge amount of ideas for him in terms of what he could do and how to take responsibility for his farm and thought that that was one. That was a beautiful thing to see but to would-be a really effective way for us to actually reach out to people who don't understand what we mean that don't necessarily know the lingo and there's an awful of language involved in also to open up opportunities for us to start thinking which should we be chain not necessarily only farming but essentially In just trying to bring as many people as we could into system. Before i ended. I just wanted to invite you to go and talk to someone who you've been struggling to actually get this idea across his actually not been able to understand or that has female feel attacked by these ideas and use their words to actually try to express what it means as really really effective as really beautiful cassette creates community and also a great way for us to actually think from where they coming from in that the basics to actually be able to start creating changes a community and not just from the fringes. We were delighted to join. Martin kennedy island farmer on the elected in if you scotland pace it. He takes straight into the topics a climate change importance of biodiversity on of soil. Him and he gives a really really positive message. Agriculture is a needs to be part of the solution climate. Change and how we deal with. It is something that will dictate our future for generations to come effort. Choose to ignore it than the future is bleak but if we listen to the science which is evolving all the time then they will be a fantastic opportunity to maintain a sustainable future for all species from a farming and crofting perspective. There are three main topics at the top of the agenda and they are all linked food-production climate change mitigation and environmental enhancement from a perspective. If we take a holistic approach to all three of these issues under given the right tools in the toolbox to address them then we in scotland will be in poor position to lead the world and how to reverse the come situation and global towns scotland already starting from a position but we need to recognize that more can be done. Scotland's topography dictates the vast diversity and methods of production from soft fruit and veg limited. Little fatter lines to sheep meat. Production from highest mountains an oval. That's brings challenges in creating opportunities for each sector to play its part and most cases you can definitely be achieved agricultural sector has willing to change to highlight that instead of being seen as part of the problem it as in fact part of the solution however vast change will have to move faster to meet the targets set by government but the same team will have to be managed by that still allows us to produce local high quality nutritious food and profitable minor if this is not managed carefully then we will simply offshore. I would emissions by way of imports from other countries who do not share the same concerns for climate change or indeed in vitamin not to mention the social economic impact this resolve on many our rural communities. So what can we do. And what are the options. Well there are some real easy. When's here grab the boob with arms first of all when you change an agricultural support policy which is based on activity rather than simply the occupation of lot. We are far too. Much line is being neglected as a result of this system as that. There's not enough incentive to improve on soil health which not only helps the productivity of the bottom but makes a huge impact on the ability.
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"Of these ideas of engagement. Collective activities involving growing plant spread the seeds between people organizations sectors in society and accelerate. The change we need next up is open. Been he coaster from the partial. Continue absolutely love this vacation as the essence of the conference. One of the things. I do my crossed is i did micro scale egg production so i have twenty hands on ten customers on my eggs reach by thirty miles and how it works is i have a. What's up group and the customers place orders through the car kroft eg grip and then let me know when they're going to be positive across. Put the eggs into mailbox. The end of the drive. I put the eggs into the mailbox mailbox empty cartons on money. The benefits to customers of my eggs is that they get quality eggs from really happy. Healthy organically fair tens and they have the feeling when the my eggs. They have the feeling that they're eating something. Which is well produced. Unwell care for that. Short food supply chain. I don't really make a profit from selling my eggs. I don't do it to make money. I do it to keep hands to pay for my own. Ed consumption so by selling my eggs and myself and my family to have a supply of really good quality eggs and intern hands. Give me fabulous manure which i garden which then in turn gives me really quality fruit and veg. So i just want to talk about the mailbox and this mailbox really as and it. Also become the hub of the hillsides. So we are quite an isolated crossed but this box is absolutely at the heart and there's almost not a day goes by where i don't have some could've conversation or blythe right by the mailbox so what i'm proposing. Is that a couple of hands on american style mailbox. Five hundred feet upper mountain as a food system. I'm so the idea. Is i would like to share with you. Guys today is that production can also be micro scale so it can be a lot of people doing little and if food and the highlands is to be good then. It's not about the food. But i might walk. Food enables and food enables community and community is human connection and human connection is fundamental basis of life. So maybe what we could ask ourselves not. Where do we our foods but who do week. Arafat from.
Los Angeles TV crew injured in SUV crash, driver arrested
"King. If I knew part of Hollywood Boulevard's been closed because of an SUV crash that's heard several people. The L. A Fire department says the SUV drove into a market near Highland Avenue about three this afternoon. Five people were taken to the hospital, including two members of the Fox 11 News crew driver has been arrested for driving
Florida Republicans offer bills banning transgender athletes
"A Florida's a step closer to having a transgender sports band. House subcommittee passed a bill that would require athletes in high school and college to play on teams that match their sex at birth. Highlands County Republican Kaylie Tuck sponsored the bill, and she says it'll ensure women and girls compete on a level playing field. But Broward County Democrat Marie Woodson says the bill marginalizes and demonizes the transgender
Dozens killed as Myanmar military declares martial law in largest city
"Forces shot and killed more than a dozen pro democracy demonstrators Monday after the bloodiest weekend since the coup there on February. 1st Michael Sullivan has the latest from neighboring Highland martial law has been declared in several townships in and around Myanmar's largest city and gone after security forces opened fire on protesters there on Sunday, killing at least 22. Several Chinese run factories were set on fire, prompting a strong response from Beijing, urging Myanmar's authorities to protect China's businesses and its people. There was no condemnation of the security forces brutal crackdown against protesters. Anti China sentiment has been growing in Myanmar, with Beijing widely seen as being supportive of the coup makers. Mobile data service has now been cut in Yangon is wealth protesters have been using their phones. Toe live stream the military's attacks on demonstrators for
Meghan and Prince Harry discuss depression, racism in bombshell interview with Oprah
"Interview made headlines for days before it was broadcast last night, and somehow it still manages to exceed expectations. Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, sat down with Oprah Winfrey to talk about stepping back from their positions as senior members of the British royal family last year and eventually moving to Los Angeles. Over two hours of TV on CBS. They laid out their painful reasons for that decision, including a barrage of racist abuse from British tabloids and a lack of support from Buckingham Palace. They were willing To lie to protect other members of the family, But they weren't willing to tell the truth to protect me and my husband. We're joined now by Linda Holmes, who hosts NPR's pop culture. Happy Hour. Podcast Highland to Hi, Ari. You were live tweeting this interview last night run through some of the biggest revelations for us. Well, there were certainly you know, a couple of details of their lives together that we're on the lighter side. The fact that they legally married you no more privately, a couple of days before their big, splashy royal wedding. They talked about that they talked about the fact that their baby Who's do this summer is a girl they gave. Certainly, as you said, more information about hard how hard they had tried to get more support from the palace about the media harassment of Meghan. But I think what landed the most vividly were really two things. One was how much they both felt the family not only wouldn't deal with the racism that Meghan was facing as a bi racial woman, her her father is wait and her mother's black, but the family was part of it. They said that at least one conversation happened between Harry and someone in the family. They would not say who in which the person sort of inquired about what their Children skin color might be. And you know how dark they would be and how that would look, so that was One. I think big thing, and the other big thing was Meghan talking about having had a serious mental health crisis, including pretty serious thoughts of suicide. The conversation has struck such a chord here in the U. S, including with people who don't typically care about the royal family. Do you think that's because of these themes of racism and mental health that so many people have had experience with can relate to. Why do you think this is? I do. I think the racism you know, certainly exists outside the British tabloid press in the royal family, right, Meghan feeling like she was given no support. And then attacked for supposedly failing is very resident. I think for a lot of black women, a czar the Times that she was unfavorably compared to Kate Prince William's wife, her sister in law, who, as a white woman was often praised for Doing some of the same things right? And by the same token, I think when she spoke about mental health if you've been depressed that resonates even though her circumstances are unique, and I think For a lot of people. This interview also really helped advance the sense of the monarchy as an institution where a lot of the power lies with kind of staff, people who aren't even family members and that institution like a lot of work places, and governments and media organizations can be profoundly racist and profoundly destructive to people's mental health.
Myanmar police fire on protesters in ancient former capital
"Highlands continues a minimal as protesters take to the streets throughout the country to demonstrate against the ministry takeover of the newly elected governments police the mammals and should form a capsule by again opened fire on demonstrators wounding several people as they sought to break up a protest could it casings collected at the scene indicated that live rounds were fired in Yangon and Mandalay police fired warning shots in these tickets canisters to disperse crowds of demonstrators also in Yangon and elsewhere rates a carried out ninety off to an eight PM curfew by police and soldiers the arrests are often carried out to gunpoint without warrants the escalation of violence has put pressure on the global community to act to restrain the gin soda I'm Karen Thomas
First shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrives in Florida
"O'clock Florida has received its first doses of the Johnson and Johnson covert vaccine and government to Santa says they'll soon be coming to a vaccination site near you. Governor announcing a new effort to make sure seniors in rural areas aren't overlooked. We're partnering with a group called Health Hero to increase the efforts to vaccinate seniors and underserved areas of highlands Glades Levi Putnam, Dixie and Gilchrist counties and a vaccination side at the on top of the World Retirement community in Ocala, the governor said, Stay tuned and announcement coming this month. About moving down the eligibility age to 60 and then
Minimum wage hike in play in the Senate
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Cowboys' Dak Prescott Donates Meals To Help Feed the Homeless.
"Prescott. Okay, one more does this man have to fucking news his City for his City's football team to say, let's put a ring on it. You're our Jude. So Jack Prescott and Matthew McConaughey paid for homeless people to they basically felt homeless people during this entire Texas shitstorm ice storm that happened here 1000 meals to one of the local homeless shelter slash organizations that are feeding folks and keeping them warm. This is actually like a warming Center slash place for people to come and be fed. Yes, Jack Prescott and Matthew McConaughey joined forces and did this now I get it off. Granted I'm not going to be the asshole. It's like oh, well, if it's not public that means people don't donate not true at all. Who knows who else donated from that organization, but you think it would have leaked somehow right? I'm not going to assume nobody donated but it just doesn't look good publicly when there's other organizations locally on the sports side that are donating. Anyway, my point with that is what the fuck more does Dak Prescott home to do. I'm starting to get really fucking mad. I'm about to go up to the star or Preston Hollow or Highland Park or University Park or actual Cowboys stadium and beat it or down because your girl is fucking pissed at this point. Well, here's what sucks for you Jazz. The one thing have you seen my life since 2020. There's a guy there's a running list. There's a sticker of everything that's wrong with my life. That's at the bottom of the screen. Yeah. That is there's no debating whether or not deck is a nice guy. Clearly. We know that clearly we know he's as a fantastic human being home. A leader, but thank you. Amy. We're moving on does not does not mean that he's worth what ever he is trying to Garner from the Cowboys. They're not willing to pay him come at next in offsides. You can be a super nice guy, but it doesn't mean you're worth 4 million dollars a year. I'm unfollowing now on page on Instagram because of that comment. Anyway, we're going to move on to offsides cuz you going to disagree. Oh no. No, I think he is worth at this point. Oh, yes, she's going to sorry. I thought you are disagree. I'm sorry. I thought you meant agree my brains not working. Yes. I'm going to disagree him forty million because he's a nice guy. Yeah, that's what sports is all about. Nice guys. Finish
Salem Man In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car
"A man who was hit by a car in Salem remains in critical condition. That victim of 41 Year old from Salem, hit on Highland Avenue yesterday morning being treated at a hospital in Salem, The driver of the car stayed on the scene. Police Still investigating to determine whether or not to charge the driver, police asking anyone with information to call police in
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"I'm just thinking now are interested like self a few of the people. I admire inspiration problem on so yet. you've charles darden john more town forty-eight elliot coleman on ben hartman. These guys are just real pioneers. In britain at the moment this used to be growing especially in the states. But coucil well. I think we're a bit behind. But i think examples out now so it's really encouraging that does seem to be positive. Ivana de perhaps touched on Advice would you give to those that. Were willing to take the star of e. business. Yes if you really are wanting to set up. Some of these farmers offer their own. Online courses is not something that i've actually been on over Things them since Done maybe check out that. I would say for us. Growing vegetables in the north of scotland having poly tunnels is or one of the best investments. You can make just for extending your shoulder. Seizing growing capacity. I'm having things growing quicker threat year. Generally w. investment on yet. our composting. Straight away you get a site. Compulsive like gold. Yeah get in touch with other farms. You're interested myself on. My mom would be more than happy to lend some information or have people come in and see what we're doing. I think the farming communities one that embraces newcomers are keen to see other new farms. do welp Keep your records. Cigarette was profitable curious to learn. Because you're you're always going to be learning. It's one of the great things that being on a farm when you start making money. I'd say invest as much as you come back in business on the one s engineer. Likely advice you're speaking by important record together. Not i started out as a pep These small vegetable grew farm story tonight. So i just wanted. And on that note heidi cooperate with local producers in the be relationships of the spatial. For this last year invoked impeachable challenge of who it also where one of a few producers up here there's also cleaner gannex blackout boxes not fouled as others. But the ones that we collaborated with this year actually quieter gannex on flacco. Veg focuses on. Yeah this year is such a crazy year. Dining change the demand for bedbugs. Suddenly within a week we go number requests that we might get in a year so return. Adjust our plans. We do by thirty five percent Turnover through restaurants. Of course they were pretty much wiped off the table for most of the years we had figure something else i. We had a salad already in the grind salad. Is our number one crop for restaurants on. There was just no way we could give all to our own customers so yet. We're really fortunate with our folks flacco. Veg fox's john ix. They were keen to help us out on mash the wholesale or solid to them and then he enjoyed working with each other. We decided to extend that most of the year. So that's been good you monster just our plan to commit that. I'm they've been grades. Were able to work with these other badge producers not some fantastic names to really grow this business in expand my knowledge on be able to help people. I think that'd be. He seems like brechin together almost together at baker more sustainable offered Assuming that going forward will continue to work together. Yeah definitely i like back. Yeah it's important to help you. Collaborate generally working towards a similar goal shouli cottage into no. That's all gone If you could just this is on the team. So you've got your small farm less than any defeat hundred pixels Release to passive who worked paint Talk so moment. There's just three of us right now. So my mom. She's fulltime myself. I'm usually times for eight months of the year and then hard time on them. Those my girlfriend's katrina. She has been helping about three days a week. So yeah just three of us up moment. But i think we're probably going to take someone on next year so the helen's address will be something out probably early next year. Yeah just a small team but we're able to produce anything that's Yet might main still blown in fact that it can be gullible On such a small akopian not spoil inspires people. You know you don't need to get accurate. he get yourself often acre or acre. You can really make massive difference. Just eight about what. You're saying especially kidman opportunity. That's coming up for some lucky person next year to join the team potentially at paisley ideal for somebody. That was what again. Today's and victory to learn that we are to expand them not massive Yeah we're Gaels take on new people. maybe just to finish off. He'd be lovely Tell us what your one wish for. Thailand should system is it would simply be a lot more local producers on that would be no farms batch loser theory exit meets in bakeries in. Yeah just the buzzing local producing twice last china's to inspire heated conversations. So fingers crossed that. Your wish I fainted utterly fascinating. Uninspiring maggie katina at achieving on the farm. With than the negative lund providing hundred hustles with vegetables is with Shows as possible to grow enough h little host. Our farmers make a good living on fantastic quality of life. If you didn't chase sit in learning more. I would definitely get in touch with This is such an encouraging. Study back on our first episode. Beachell mahfoud a fit growing satiety. That sits close to my heart recorded. This podcast says reminded me of the importance of the community growing sector in terms of increasing people's access to a diverse of seasonal age mahfoud. We have twenty five grew inbox Across our village all containing seasonal faith for everyone in the community to help themselves to our lovely garden at aley does a wonderful job of ensuring his enough yummy available twelve months of the year as introduced us all to diversity green veggies the didn't even know existed at foods we also agent appointments tunnels to share with our community through our community We certainly don't produce food at any quantity but we do show was possible. Inspiring others to grow their experiment with cooking and growing as doing piecing number of community during projects across the highlands which is waiting cutting to see. If you'd like to find it. More to bit mifid shaka's..
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"Relationship apologies. Cutting out there as a minor technical hitch feel here. What about the nashville vegetable company from monkeys son. Ian great. nice chat to you. I am if you could just start off by telling us your journey so far at what me scales you've built to. The firemen impact dies. Had to talk to you for a little bit about my background so up the moment. We're currently approaching the end of my second food seasonal farm. In prior to that. I left school. I studied that sport and exercise science degree from admiral and growing up around the farm farming. Just wasn't really on my radar. Just didn't really register with me until i went travelling and start broadening. My thinking horizons came home wanting to do something a couple part time jobs. Start to do to help ryan on the farm. As well and i just remember is really beautiful. September sunny day harvested skull shot in the few on just kind of realize that this job the refill like a job. Because you're outside your hands during their you're in nature getting physical exercise and just really appeal to me the lifestyle. Yeah i can also see that. There's an opportunity to get involved. As i thought things could maybe get tightened up in the farm on. So that was my introduction to the both so since then. I've been really keen on using my scientific. Serve mind in analyzing everything that we do in the farm with the aim to increase efficiency. Streamline things make the working experience easier and making sure that reponsible on them with such little experience on farm. I felt like one of the most useful things i can do. Ensure that we were collecting also data looking at all the processes on figuring out long spending each one figuring out whether you shorten the time subsidy removing ways in order to do that you really have to be quite rigorous as much information as you can on have good filing record so i use. Xl unin towards the end of the year really break up there in makes graphs in. It just helped me figure things where we've been doing over the last couple of years on. Yeah i'm happy to say. We've made a lot of improvements excited for the next year ahead. What she thinks the biggest change that you've seen to start look at things in a more mathematical sort of wait. I'm just thinking that plane. I was visit neon harm and you may have had changed a you're planting so you're you're actually increasing the yields smaller avia not seems like uplifting to one of things we've adopted over the last couple of years is Moving away from tractor base farming on getting more towards human powered on ham to farming on. What went hand in hand with that. Was the shift to what you might call a no dig. Bad system is essentially disturbing the soil as little as possible on the there's to try and maintain the subtle health because he soon learn from other farmers dukes. The most important thing is maintaining soil health. In that way you can really strong healthy plants. So so south. What we've been doing with the best system is you're using seventy five cent mir white beds amana. four o'clock. Send me your wife path and then by using. This system is very ergonomic on the body. bed makes a lot of processes quite easy without size. But the other thing does is using tractor where you're making sort of riches you end up. Cutting out. half of the paths is might be hard to explain but basically the short of it is far more efficient on a small scale in terms of production space. So many ways. This lease system is allowed us to get a lot. More duck duchesne Square meter area on the ends up being a lot. More user friendly for june's using hand tools so that's been really interesting comparing dates Transitioning over we're not fully over on that system but taking information from the track vase will insane cross in bed and it's just so much more profitable in terms of their yield. You cannot attain from that. So that's be reading urging It's not only more efficient in terms of the youth against your lawns. But it's also obviously big for the lakers fourth Women situation there definitely do those win win of actually from speaking to you. Ian i concede that your daily hachinohe Small farms Just explore the elephants things to me about why we would need more small farms. Are one obvious. One is the climate issue that we face on them. One of the benefits of having say many many small farms dotted to ryan community or city is the ability to reduce the mileage so far. You're you're delivering When you're moving to local people horse that's one big benefit and the other benefits. I think are the health benefits that you get permitting. Extremely fresh vegetables. When you're harvesting packing and delivering to restaurants that day or wholesalers that they knew that they are going to be straightway or picking and packing slip into your vegetables customers next day. You just know that you're giving them really fresh products that pace a lot nicer than my opinion. Therefore you probably going to have people eat more this also. The nutritional value is going to be really high. So that's good for the health of the customer and then. I think you know what arming experienced. Don't for me personally. It's like it's a likely to really grow in my understanding about the natural world and giving you that connection to nature on allowing me to physically active. I'm doing something i feel is repulsive I'm sure lessons. This'll be feel really inspired. I was wondering what you thought about hiking me changed the additives. That ryan's vegetable growing a history that ability nice to win too and heck midnight To get into business so yeah do get the sense. Or i got the sense from other vegetable growers that it's not exactly most profitable into new victory right comparing to other benchers got. I truly believe that small farms can people. There's enough examples out there now just to name to go. Never seen farm near new york there on one point three years during three hundred thousand dollars turnover. Very impressive Also the urban farmer he was doing one hundred thousand dollars on half nacre or maybe even under the he's in an urban farming context and the other are far profitable Wage job experience. But i think it's like any business turned profitable or not profitable. I think it comes down to egypt. Remember his business have to work hard on making sure it sufficient. I'm analyzing your bottom line. You know what's coming in what's going yet. i think it could be very profitable. Wow yeah it's really encouraging to see other people doing well on amidst you think that is possible to do yourself this law. Really great information people are keen to learn or getting inspired..
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"Ex imminent. Ask the b would so the opportunities i think we same during the pandemic a move towards localize things system's gonna be gender people's lives Fullest we see many more people have to be politics retreating security many more would have even thought have been done and also the way that things. I've xbox teams and local supply have become more prominent people's lives. That is also an opportunity and we take that learning of move that ford because even today which is the ninth of december. We're still having Hunting a.
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"Hi. I'm not made so page. Please project so this is essentially a project is all about increasing people's access to veg. So i mean that's quite easy when we talk about people veg but added people remember the five day come that was essentially sent to people. You need to eat because of obviously much better if you feel health officials about climate health So go to malaysia. Because when you say dilates really makes sense because it just puts only emphasis on you the kashima tilamortgage and actually just com happen because the system so so enormous and so complicated that by saying somebody just go and eat more vegetables take into account things like is the veggie available is the vaccine ground. Who owns the land details. That she's been growth things. I do clean like that coming. Affiliate veg all of these different things. All these factors come into play both and so just pushing on the consumer asking ovalles's doesn't really work if we said to everybody's ok p five hundred gino really great identity rate five days. Do we even without impulse in every human grabbing this country. We don't have enough traffic hof of the amount if every five so. This is kind of thing that we're up against peace plays. The project is all around working across the food system to look into these individual items. The retailers the growers cashew mattis that system influences like how went with at the same time to increase the accessibility attached. So the way it works is alongside. We talk about pushing vegetables working with people that you retailers like you signed visiting illegals in your greg rallies and all of this kind of thing to get them to up the ante in terms of how that getting veggie people's that might be have you have ties in shops that might be about making more flooded might be about making shows minimum number of portions of it is go mail contracts and then the other side is getting people to mav edge because it doesn't matter how much fetch you get to. The end of that plan was point. Six couching make not more attractive to make more accessible and easy to them to get two hundred getting some each normalized so we work on both sides all across the system so since twenty twenty we've increased by sixty two million portions of excess. That had been either sold or eaten in some way and since we started and even last year. Because you know twenty twenty eight to talk about this happen half of home sex at the place. He's me yet. The pubs and restaurants massive impact on the massive actually people could get access to we still increase the potions by seventy two million potions this year which is pretty good guiding activity incredibly impressive To just seems to be really reconcile however you can with communities of individuals to tie forward this message so we'll be one side we said we'll talk to main plays in tweaks but realized Individuals everybody who works for these companies. No matter how high in the company in how the all what they do we will have to meet you know. So what all consumers of vegetables and the way we worked with communities like communities like south may and looking at how we congressional veteran community get more people in touch with that just fame rather than stuff that in a ready made meal for example. You know saying book the other side is. We've been winning. These workshops workshops in africa. He's a vaccine through activist with a funny night. And these words right across the uk to talk about food assistance and to get people to explain what they see as the barriers to them in accessing batch because it might be that someone lives very far away from a shop and they come get to the bench. And may maybe someone to scotland out an asylum-seeker refugee youth may not have the language to talk about the vegetables. Release different barriers them. What could people in these workshops final the barriers and then we commend feed this back through to the food sector decide. These are the reasons why not gain access to vegetables. How do we have come. But the workshops have always also been naturally crude the advocates activists to now be working with us as a project continues into two thousand two thousand three hundred twenty comes to an end to look at now great. How do we work together at eleven communities today and we just finished what jumps in scotland. We have forty four kitchen scholar which is amazing. And we've got about one hundred and thirty so far in the cable which is still going on in northern ireland wales aspen. Tastic can just shula. She have topical in have inch next day. People are to thank the focus. Saved up for for didata slip it. You're telling us the highlights for the last eight in terms of Portions of age that you go onto people's place are the naming their highlights from the peace. Please i know deport that you'd like to share those twenty seven been really ought injury day until obviously one of the big things. He's getting oganization to pledge to tell people It was quite tricky. Getting some of those allegations only pledged to feedback on that. Because obviously they wanna keep getting things. One of the sort of wins supposedly had shares some of the catering sector intensive. They ready to think about how that business model and what they wanted that business to look like going full back and so we're not mentioning. Names is particularly icy. Organize i she can quite closely. Who have really decided that. This is an opportunity for them to look at how they work in each individual nations in the uk but then look even further into how they become more sustainable in how they rely business so increasing the amounts of plant based options on menus looking at who all the local supplies in the areas. And how can they get more local supplies and she'll supply chains in basis is getting makes business sense to them but oral still seeing the direction of travel that the food industry in general we all moving toward more on spects. We're gonna have to do that to achieve carbon emissions targets. I'm so some of the small businesses are saying right. Wig ahead of this curve now. This opportunity to sit down and rethink business plan. So that's been really encouraging for me. Who's been much coming from the climate change background looking at how we can get more people to be thinking about that. Especially yoda big thing that we did. We deliver few years. We have an offshoot of peace place colleg palace. And if anybody may have seen these adverts on the tv or these kind of vegetables coming up for the ground and to take over the world and these vegetables to defeat them so even to defeat them was taken an advertising campaign tubes re flip over some of the appetizing industries fatty nasty and subliminal messaging that gets into people's minds. Turn around. we may be either. I mean we had like january seven volume installing celebs guy behind it. We did this last game in the backing tv. We had forty six million years of his which you know boy also coupled this with some really succinct and well climbed out sales for schools two primary schools so the ethic advertising campaign went on each week would feature stables. they might be growing. These vegetables have been used in the kitchens. So everything was linked up with the advocate and then with with also teaching plans. We had one thousand five hundred schools. Tapin- that 'cause which is fantastic. So yes i think those are. Two big successes. Novitiate exciting Angles which is obviously the objective behind it. What do you see as opportunities and challenges that we face in the media Share with.
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"Thoughts as well as a toll joined by john from john. Experience in the highlands genting sector included many years in retail as the owner of a chain of convenience stores scotland. He's passionate about highland trump juice and seeks to support the development of the sector through his latest. Being so nice to have here john. Could you begin by back. Down to the highlands. Food retail sector see over the last decades in ho. That's sort of a false That time thanks for having mama. I think probably wiped from now and buckley feel like right now. We have experienced the whole focus. Local supply chain. I think that that came to the fore came to the rescue. Even i think in some of the lights is the national suppliers. Ron supply a lot of people from retail stores. Side of things adopted more localized supply on a thing that consumer demand was higher. But going back the way. I think that we have seen a huge shift supermarkets. They've been there for ten years. But i think the convenience and the more localized shops have definitely seen an increase. People have gone away from the bigger weekly show up and the are shopping. More frequently with a smaller bus cket even within supermarkets thought is the pardon that the people are shopping mood often but smaller spend on. I think in the recent covet expedience is that people's visits where last through covid oxy spending high at a mates within the convenience channel but no. I think there's definitely opportunities a it almost seems fairly easy to get. We'll meet from pitchers battle new. Anybody taylor say look like to invade apart from farm shops. Gino by that is the case. My own experience of vegetables was you know had a number of shops but actually there was probably only two standout shops. That could sell it. Well i think that that is the vicious circle at the end up an produce. Is that unless it's could sell it if you're not selling that's not good. So is really difficult. We are enough point. Nine supermarkets coops even are vetted you'd produce their main gonna stays the first thing that you go into vignette or the supermarkets even convenience. So they're so good to The actually the supply chain. There's not not many good. Local shops are good to it. So it's difficult farm shops. They would be bad the standard convenience store too late. So i'm there's no that many farm shops laugh really am i don't think from looking at north highlands square inch people's perception of the place. Certain goods costal people think that vegetables cause more from a farm shop. The new weeds roma supermarket. But it's actually always case so from what you're saying. Do you think that people that are looking to buy fish. Local projects are more likely to go to somewhere like a farm schultz in a convenience store. Because that's our culture. Just totally as i said. I had a couple of shops of helm still and castletown. We're selling vegetables because they probably were a bit of than means stores knowing that that product is having a consistent basis for the consumer to buy as keith the consumer news that they can have faith and could home from work pulping into the shop and getting it. 'cause it's availability is a big thing. You know consistent availability. And i'm not talking about through a whole year. 'cause projects is seasonal often is just thought you know if it's in season and the ones that kind of to get it in a regular basis..
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"Even lifestock just to have a more resilient network. And i think that's something that would go along. We address in the hanes being a much more resilient than it's not necessarily like ovid's but i think needs to be more people growing interest in what we need an general universal basic income. You only see these of time to do that for us as i said. The big part of our business at the moment hasn't smoked producers. But we'd love it to be more late so as more people approach to do that or does feigned and more food to be honest at the moment..
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"All three in the same we. We may make a decision to drop a product for example because we find out that involved some kid animal testing on abuse or whatever and as a collective of people will do that together. Even though we're not the same business will go right now. That's not happening. Mu drop a product. So there's a there's a network there that she has shared ethics and then there's this small producers are typically you know fairly small scale local to the halen's or scotland at least an of businesses actually fairly smaller as only was cutting up this elaborate their producers really a massive ranger what we do and then really get affected by the crew. Nevada's thing much at all of is more the way the supply chain coming from down search through the other beggar co-ops that we partnered up with awards ashes with things not getting through but there was some small like ghosts be small flower purchase. It at one point. They can get bags depit flavored on the recession. Lots were people were finding. They can actually get the bikes to inaugurate. Mcclain's organic couldn't get the normal cardboard boxes images for that eggs so that was some sleigh impacts on really like the local say over. There wasn't any issues that just cannot get along. Yesterday can develop. And i even talking about local. Jeter's what role do you. Perceive highland toll fits to have in support denier. Local purchasers heat in the highlands row. We always have to them was chatting to some of the stuff that have been there longer than me. I've only been near lake 'they and a half years now that some people have been there nearly all therapy and they were saying that they have been qian helping some smoker gestures of our market and look at the product packaging and advice or not but there is unfortunately that has some things apartment outra best small business in late gateway for and then as they get more successful in the product becomes more recognized the then move on much weight or network and then they stop using those altogether..
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"The idea of small michael farms whether it be come back to what we've been talking about. Other look. Fulcher dune in terms of their sheet or kohls china do but this this idea of macra bakeries make davies small farms also working together to the jigsaw pieces of a successful local fit system. I think it's got to be a part of that jigsaw year. You and i think it definitely was. I grew up in suffolk. And i know people older folk. Now you were growing up on dairy farms that. I'd like thirty five milking cows and i worked on one that had under ten and that had to close down in nineteen ninety. Eight and now we're in highlands and within the now is droid. There's a couple of heads that are more than thousand milking cows. So cpa mock is done is basically. It's forced the milk. Baya who's of intermediary between them in the farm to really reduce the amount that is paying alita to the actual producer on the phone. So that's bounced back up the system. And then pham hat to either get bigger order bust and so if we can actually step out of that so of commercial one way street and actually be buying directly and not having to go to the market will having a delivered to us. Then we're out of that hole driving the prices down and then potentially room for bringing back small scale system that actually. We know we've got small-scale head we know the quality of the milk is going to be fantastic united ethical position of that. You know that they're going to be treated. Well you know. Most of these big dairy hoods once the stopping a half of just outside. They're inside their auto milked by robot. And they just took it back outside. Ever you run those big dairies with hardly any people employed as slow. So i think that whole question about employment and having a job that can pay on the farm if we can make small scale business pay than we employ more people. So i think returning to that small-scale micro dairy type approach. I think is really important. But potentially guo think creatively about it because no one can be an autism producer if everyone's awesome producer. It's probably in the office. So i think that's going to be a step of which we have to so thing. Okay is it through cooperatives or how we gonna do this. The small scale producers on just producing high end stuff for high priced amok. How can we actually make this something. That's pa of everybody's life. I love you idea the. Nfl solution be in cooperatives. People actually all starting to work together. I can you think that is going to be at the heart of the solution. Thank you to goes neck on. Some different approaches fourth models definitely have customer heart of the business being connected wave but we see rate it comes film and is meters precious helping these connections and relationships as an imperative piece of vocal sustainable fix so this brings knowledge and awareness loyalty the just place louis. I hope you've enjoyed heating up at nick on psalms aspirations for the future you have been listening to the highland. Good foot podcast. Remember to subscribe at highland doll scott and follow us on twitter instagram and facebook scenic sign..
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"View that young people do have on a daily sector. Your hope so. I mean i think our aim is like we'd love if everybody came to the ceiling wants to go off and get involved in food or farming across thing but you know realistically not the case but some of them are but hopefully everybody goes away with an appreciation. An you know a strong feeling about whether it comes from you know and developed some opinions on what they want and how they want. But yes so i think seeing that. There's an alternative. I think he's really important. And the fact that actually other commercial sized dairies are also doing this whole process whether or not separating the cough and they're doing mixed beef and dairy so the setup is commercially viable and dairies are meeting into that and i think people to make choices to know for a lot people going to be. Do i buy that milk. Do i buy that cheese if going experience whether it comes. She didn't know why they might choose to buy that milk about cheese. Wished probably gonna cost pennies more than that's great because of our power unpopular Make choices and if people know that have experience on which to make that choice. Then that's going to encourage the lot scale dairy industry to maybe change time if you could just develop that little bit further. Explain how you're making a decent the waiter model that you've got here the chilling project. Yes so i guess two aspects to having the dairy here one of them is the The past is hip so it's pretty hard to get a grip on one of the ways that we try and help the obvious to understand what sheeting was is to give them a bunch of practically experiences that kind of pasta life so give them building tire for making a basket. Woken up to the opening. Or having the cows so the dairies there as a really practical experience on which people can hang that understanding of what people did in the past the fact that they took a dairy cows up into the hill milking up in the hills that they were making butter. Particularly you know this is the chair. And they used in this barrel. I stored in this. They pay the rent with so the dairies. A really great way of bringing the house to live. So that's one of the things that we have it here for but secondly what we're trying to do is from that past look to the future and trying to think about one ecological over genitive approach to farming like the in this landscape so that the dairy then is something like okay. Well how we going to grow feed in this place and what food systems work in his place and obviously this great story the feeling where you know. The cattle were good for the hills. When the ceiling system was in was on the go to buy he was higher than it is in most places in the islands now and that's because of the way that the cows grazed and because they were able to the hill for short number of months and they put a lot and they post the ground up with that big. Who's on the eight months actively with epic tongues so we can start on that with the daily here in that story the sheeting then we can start on the question about what is appropriate local feed system for here so then we can from that discussion about the possibly can along. The teachers like okay. So if the cow is of this highland sustainable future landscape management. But how we can use the cows all going to go up on the hill. All we can do a mixed area. We just gonna do beef but bearings great because we produce a really great product intend to cheese. Oh but we'll say we produce lots of other products and what we're trying to get the kids to see cynical use of everything how fits together so for example we produce a lot of ways you know she's making but the way feeds the pigs and then we've got vegetables we wanna grow crops grow and where we're going to get them in you from that well. If the cows were all out on the hill all the time we're out in the fields the time and never came in then we wouldn't really have any new so the shetland cadillacs come in for a couple of months in the harshest winter and so then that cows pot of that cycle of actually producing manila that we can then grow other food with so there's that whole closed system whereby the farming support itself and then another angle. I guess is we do quite loss. Ecological says is with the groups that come the school grapes look in comparatively different bits of the landscape and looking at what's growing there. We definitely noticed that grazing system having capital grazing. Here's increased. the by best of this world is looking bats. we go a lot more wildflowers. In that definitely got more birdlife. The beds loves poking around in the to like all yellowhammer. Slight comfort three hundred zero hemisphere. So you know. We're looking not just a juicy cheese but producing the that wider ecosystem value in wellbeing so they started traditional multiple. That you've got going on here is fantastic to see in either. Really lovely won't playing the cough this morning and it was beautiful to see the toes and actum each other and there was a love there. You just go. Additional are happy in this life should be in mobile glimpse into the past the who life used to be. Do you think this concept of make to data within the charleston system is a realistically applicable across the highlands in the twenty century. Yeah i'd like to think that obviously the scale and size that we're doing is education with not doing as a commercial exercise. But i definitely think that it has value and should be something that is across the highlands and we agree example in the alps with small farmers. Still go make use of the uplands. They cooperatively pool the milk. They make the cheese nuts. And that's a system that we can learn from an assistant with the technologies and appropriate style and scale. We can reanimate So i definitely think that that's where we need to go in terms of looking at what kind of livestock. We've got how using them in which kind of context can we move. Potentially hill grazing cattle. The jewel purpose and have an ultimate coughing and then milk the mullahs down in the sheds through the winter and then put them back on the hill because milking on the hills. Probably gonna be that easy to do but if you not having a spring carving feelings but having an awesome coughing them potentially you could be milking cows through the winter when you got down the glen and then you can be put in the cows on the hill and some with the older calves and you get the still the regenerative quality of the grazing the exposure that the hill needs to the cows. So yet i'd really love to see it on a commercial scale and personally. That's what i would like to do. Once i've finished starting that she can protect him having onto someone else than than. That's where i'm gonna get severe too fast forward to twenty thirteen. What would your one wish. Be for a highland system. I would like to see us producing really good quality affordable products that we can produce here meat dairy vegetables. Honey fruit the things that we can do well in the highlands. I'd love to see available everywhere. Just as of one place where i know i can get some shellfish there because you can actually buy it and it's going to spain. Oh i know. I can get some great need. That should be just a universal of highland life the access to local food. That's what i'd see since i vision. I like it. So.
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"Into sheila dicked so welcome to some hottest. She'll employees checked so salmon. It be great. If you could just start off by telling us a little bit back into your daddy and high long as been going with that yet. So i started feeling seven years ago and so the project itself is about china understand. How people went the healing and did the milking cheese making up in the hill but also electron understand where that fits into modern day. Dairying guess oh so always. We had this plan to start a dairy. But obviously that's descent done and so five years ago we site and we got shetland castle almost immediately but these are shutting capital the haven't been milked to full most chaplain castle. Now come used as beef cows but they are jim pups cow people still milking them but just not as many said a love these cows to stop us to be milked so we had a whole process of just getting used to the cows and the cows getting east awesome being will handle so we spent a couple of years that she just bringing them in feeding them in the in the milking air that we built take them back out again to get more handling hunting. the other. i'm a test milk king then one year just one of them we just hand built so that's like three years of just training. The cows is to be like okay. I'm happy i feel like i'm a dairy cow. I'm happy to be handled out each day. And the us part my routine which is a big bit of work just even before you really started and then those so those the cows obviously the council of it and then there was the building so the bit that we turned into the daring note. Pricing place was completely full down on the ground. The recess down so that the project we want to get everyone involved in building everything from scratch so we didn't just get someone into knock up the building. So we rebuilt the buildings. We stonemason in a lime render into line wools and we got group of december old suspense to rebuild the roof with timber. We built on site. We did everything properly as a slight as we possibly could but getting as much learning it will as we could and just find the actually just a couple of weeks ago got the biomass boiler system connected. So now we can have properly renewable. Won't spy into the dairy so the buildings getting close to being finished now and then yes so for a couple of years now. We've had the cows coughing. And then we've been looking at separating cavs off for the day of the cow can store up milk and the other and that's kind of how the eastern crossing times so among dairy would just take the cough away from the cow off about six days and then it wouldn't see a game which is really stressful for the cow. Think unfort- cough and Yet you might get a massive yield milk but not having a system which is happy animals in really so. We're not doing that which to do it. In the old crofting way another thumbs announced dunk to get into that as well. So i'm we expect the cough off some of the day and then to the cost we can get it by a rope and then lead into the dairy area. The milking area and the cows will follow. And then we're doing milking just wants day and then we've gone into the looking at prices of pasta and getting looking at cheese making making crowdi making hot cheese so we're still kind of in the learning and investigating phase like i wouldn't say we go to silted but we kind of pretty close to getting all sorts. Don't think you've really foundation there to build on yet definitely. i feel like we've learned no fly. I grew up working on a dairy farm. So i knew this all commercial system and wholesome freezing cows and how that worked and separating the cavs often so i had a fair amount of confidence around that but when you're a kid and he went on a farm you just do you really know doing these things and then when you addle. We started into this whole process. There's a lot of things that i just taken for. Granted i guess i want to rethink brita cow. We wanted you know. We didn't want a massive holstein region here because it wouldn't survive so you know we wanted to cow could be thrifty and function of not high in food will silage so we ended up with this shetland cow which is a really fantastic. You know still has that jewel purpose milking in the quality. It's really common and handleable small. And which is just fantastic. And i guess. Most breeds of cows will probably like that you know the highland was is being milked by everybody. But it's no longer the case so we want to find a breed had that which is shown was great for that so we laid the ground there. Shetlands is great because there's a whole group of people are keeping them getting selected about them. I can see the support and people to learn from in terms of the infrastructure was still finishing that off but we've found some nice small-scale tools from unsurprisingly from europe. So we've got like an italian milking machines just a two cluster. Milk machine We've australian little pasteurize as fourteen inches. A time and that was interesting in itself just trying to find equipment that was the right scale because as say commercial dairying now just so massive to survive that. You can't get equipment. The small one of the things. I'd be like to do is just finish off the building side of things in really get kids more involved and see what they want to make. I suspect they wanna make you sliced green. Who one of the things we need to find a cream separator and start looking to ice cream. Because i think that's going to be a real draw for kids. It's really great as well. Because i think with the migratory we've got a walking talking example and experienced the kids to think about dairying understand some issues around it. Because i think more kids come with knowledge of she's around milk like oh have you go. Of course we have But why we milken. Why should you have no or other types of vegetables folks who i think. Kids are starring. Guess sense that there is an issue around milk dairy and some of them you know the old ones or the ones who might be bit mournful into whatever reason you know daring bad and that's great. That's really great place to stop from but we try to do with. the shooting. project is not just a discussion that hasn't got any experiences from which to develop opinions. So the core of is the kids helping us with the castle bringing them into milk Brushing them will feed in handling them and having that direct experience from which then they can stop making an opinion changing opinion reenforcement opinion. But i think it's really important for the people that come hit actually not just talk about a bunch of ideas but actually have some experiences to the pin them too. So that's a really good starting point for discussions about okay so we share on milk with cards. Get less milk is our right. You know how the cost feel pasteurized milk. And so this question about what's rule. Milk can't access to rule. Should they and so stuff about the gutten health the guts and uneven the this all sorts of Avenues for learning. But even just thinking about what rent is in the fact that it comes from a cost got and that's the cough is doing is busy making cheese in its stomach. That's why we use rennet to make cheese so this same in the avenues for learning and for the kids to really think about children who come here that trying to process and ask questions. And that's what's great about. Having the dairy since up in the council here to interact with is that is only when they see them and get involved that these questions come to the heads and i think that's the value prop hands-on get stuff done practical experiences. They so prompt tahoe bunch of new questions absolutely and they expedience of seeing daily done differently that they've is actually another possibility there. Do you think that impacts the.
"highland" Discussed on The Highland Good Food Podcast
"Machine worked really well worth looking at the night. Who maybe are yogurt is in plastic. i think we might go to glass with that would probably be able to return scheme with them and soon weakened of that to say see emission So used june covid nineteen in shock. That we've all had expedience into each one so if you could just elaborate on that display consumer habits voles over the last six months cooped has been very interesting for us for everyone. I suppose the biggest shock to us. I had someone in just the stock to laupheim. Nfl that'd be to the supermarket and it was ill. There's no milk of the local shops. So i picked a post up saying we've got plenty. Nope no problem. I'm just accused of traffic for probably the next week or so because we have plenty of milk and it wasn't an issue so we weren't really prepared for that with our little honesty but it was great because our made no virus struggling to use up our milk so the more we could sell direct door us the main lice to dump down the drain so we were extremely busy stark. When things locked died and we were keen as was keen to you know support our local customers and we had milk eggs already cheese so we started in bread and the honesty shed as well just as you could get your staples without having to see anyone. We a one way system in place pretty quickly so as far as him as a so strange time. But it's definitely has died is people have stopped by work and go back to normal habits. Were still busy than we were pre. Covid it's made me think. More of iowa can develop on farm sales because of the honesty shed as grown from little side. Bet plus my office to suddenly especially during lockdown. It wasn't big enough to stop things so we want to develop that so we're looking at more vending machines and making a huge but just making sure we have enough stock on his open. An era for people to walk in safely by their local staples. Just be a more attractive option against all of a sudden gives us a link to that consumers well which we have enjoyed. Beforehand is a dairy farmer. Over ten years ago there was no link with the consumer a toll and we would produce who depict up every tanker and that was it whereas honesty shared. We were getting a lot of people on the farm. And then tracing macos and the cavs and questions and i think we have to provide that otherwise people forget where it's coming forward. We'll have that link with their local supply. Really if thing isn't it easy funded partnering up with other local suppliers gone. Xp selection up there While we've tried to keep it simple as possible. Most of our stuff is either meet here or is our neighbor who produces park nate or the cheese is from highland find cheese which is effectively. We're not milk's going into geez. We it back in the tanker so yard as you say fortunately theft making sure because the onset is not mind. That kind of precludes us from getting too many products in the honest ship but will shuttle working on. That is not the case. You're into machine is a solution to that as you were mentioning earlier. Yeah so that's the next plan or should be the end of november. We should get another chill vending machine which would allow us to be more products and in a year scenario earlier. I m mixture sales milk because it saved. You haven't to dump too much over the course of a week. That you national Much milk new. not now. There was just a spell of the start when there was low. Code that island find. She's a lot of their business disappear overnight so as much as they could stockpile some into chad are the conditional so the Was too much enough. So that point. We went to williamson's local wholesaler. They were very helpful. We're still supplying them with milk. So that really helped us. We were supplying to few the local hubs like the storehouse accordance where our look nice. They were provided ham person delivering. So that was a real help for us so it was a few days where we have the dumps but that's not climate change by cheese demand during the christmas. This is the busy period for sure so the multiple here is changed. Play off. he think back to vacate to go to. I totally changed Ovation but do you feel much more secure as a business. We could more control over it. I think we definitely do. We definitely have more control over the business Affair into thought of it even ten years ago when the other davies going out thinking well what do we do the landscape here we could grow. Crops are do more of. There's nothing to say. We'll do any better than many probably won't any better than anyone else. And there's plenty people doing that so we kinda thought will stay in theory least disappointed. Difference up here is not a real small farms doing their own products so we have more control of what we're doing. I have carried on food just applying into the mid market spying grams or whoever else because the milk price wasn't there i knew i would have the competence vase we've been the situation where the aberdeen juices are because otherwise the whole itchy. Done to the central belt. That's why the time here. So we've got control over overdoing to some extent supplying a local cheesemaker on producing products network even before when we were producing tied into contracting. You supply all your milk that buyer. So there's no way would be allowed to just do ice cream on the side or seller milk or vending machine or not really. It might be changing in some muslim new looking forward towards it you. The most us was moment of. Brexit is realistic in terms of farm payments. I certainly don't want to be subsidized by no is not realistic and supermarkets. You know it's cheaper than walter. An has become cheap. See you're not getting the real cost of it so effectively. Any subsidies forgetting to balance the foods being cheap. I can see that disappearing. Or i don't know just worries. Me is certainly as really what he entitled to misdemeanor. Just think so. Maybe there's an opportunity in their to start. Today's things a little bit better. Yeah even lockdown mid think we will survive is very small. Farm is if we've got a model of supplying our local cheesemaker and then producing as much as we can from the race to our local market providing a high quality product. And a lot to be saved for that consumer relationship issues touched on old ideas that in consumer news spirits products come home. There's a loyal today. Doesn't they're able to discern. Guess just building on that deported belts. No relationship Security within as doesn't it utah absorb. Yeah loggins told us nothing else you you so i. Quick supply chains where really struggle creek. So there's definitely opportunity there but at least it's not hands if we don't do that was done to us rather than outside factors completely but i suppose if to take Decisions for the last year. So you just keep building on. That folks will thank you nick and good luck with your blackout daily business. I really do you continue to have doing success and managed to get that way for balanced. Espn to.
"highland" Discussed on The Highland Good Food Podcast
"Welcome to the highland. Good foot podcast. I'm ms and this week. We're going to be chatting about the daily sector heathen highlands. The stakes has changed significantly over the last decades on a somewhat difficult to picture. Future may look like to help us. Imagine a future find milk and dairy products. I'm delighted to be joined by nick. Mckenzie from fueled farm a fourth generation dedi farm on the black kyle. And somehow addison from the ceiling and clinched up for both and different ways are working hard to help dedi the a part of our sustainable local food system first chatmoss nick and find out what the challenges and opportunities are on a multi day. Deedee farmer so nick to start off. Could you give me a. We'd back end to the In highlands and ho that's evolved over the last few decades yet so we're probably one of the last meaning the highlands whereas the waugh's comeback twenty five thirty years Hundred twenty producers these stolen cooper too so they supplied milkins none but that just windows ten years ago really dropped off just so the data From the really so we made a decision eight or nine years ago we were kind of in limbo because the other day refunds left the area. It meant we were on the edge of the millfield really to look to invest in the farm work on and everything made us very vulnerable. We were still supplying milk at that. Point into non degree dairies. There was always a chance they could turn around and say well. We'll take your milk. But we're going to take starling. We're going to charge you pencil to haulage. Which would just kill rbis overnight so we took the decision in two thousand thirteen. We started making ice cream just to diversify little bit highland fine cheese which is making geez up in team. I've been in talks with them for probably two or three years to possibly supply them but that point too much milk so we reduced our numbers on supply them directly. I'm so we go out of the was made milk field. Because of that point ian be pricing was coming on the price could go from seventeen. Eighteen pennsylvania took to thirteen pence alita on renewal control over that toll. There was no way to plan effectively. And i just didn't in terms of planning the farmer investing in it just didn't give us any confidence so we stopped supplying highly cheese started producing ice cream diversifying. Give us a little bit more control of price on a bit more contact with it can sue three years ago. We did invest in the farm with be to rule bautzen the and twenty four hours a day. She thinks the helps them the more relaxed than helps tons of labor. Ross we've changed the Historically we love hosted region hearts as high because milk volume was address the business but the cheese More important is the level of fat and protein. Especially so we both near schaffhausen which suzy ice cream cheese and then the last couple of years. We've started pasteurizing milk making yogurt and we put in a vending machine of a year ago. I think that's the well actually an anonymous shop on the farm so oviously decided to take the power back and be a bit more in charge of your security if you're Volt over the last five years. Negates be talking a little bit more Automation that the People might think that for the works. Yes absolutely voted the robots in three years ago on that house change walled. It certainly helped with labor but it's also because still nugget On average times a day and they have access to the robots twenty four hours a day which means they're either really eating lying or being built by robots. Were not pushing them around. The tend to be much more relaxing. The ideas that will last longer sedate affectively choose and To be milked. Yeah you should meet. Ninety four in the past in the field energy is payment relaxed absolutely. No yeah they go into the robots Volition to be honest. They do say that. The casualties about slow quick the farmers will we get young coming in and really only a few days training. Most of the will pick it up against some food when they go in there and then we go cameras in the shade. So we have access to see what's happening all the time on any problems with robots. The robot will me so. Yeah we're starting to happy with. I'm much relax relaxed in it's an it just means they're someone. The six five days a year to holiday straight to skates he started off here. Dice screen your To your honesty states which is obviously become increasingly popular but be defined. It will be more Fainting sheen Couple of years ago. Seven the conversation by the consumer picture north plastic as well so it'd be good to hear a bit mortified vadim. She sort of looking at a vending machine for some time. Biggest issue here was just location. And if we pretend a vending machine. And what i should come to the farm to buy milk so we start to just pasteurizing small amount of milk a bidding them in plastic bottles bidding the fridge alongside the ice cream in on a shed and that seemed to go fairly well but it was always a really. We want to of still plastic together. We can so it was always sort of thought. We'd go to vending machine as soon as a kid so when we did change over and went to vending machine and glass bottles. Didn't make a huge. Deformation was signed a lot to customers. That like the milk before. But we're drinking Using five or six single use bottles of So it was the way we wanted to go on a business. The honesty shed. Yeah that's been a real improvement pre covid. We were trying to get rid of any plastic bottles delivered. A few shops spits. No manny's we were trying to drop that but has been delayed because we only wanted to get melkite there. Just because highland find geez main buyer their production suddenly dropped away forty percent so it was very much a case of sailing where we are using it wherever we could draw dumping it. It's back to normal now. We're looking at other options. Possibly smaller are able to vending machines new putin a couple of shops that we supply which would then. We don't have to use plastic. It'll last year. They could theon Tour farm show by a milk. They're crucifying in the plastic bottles to come here to go to the veins machine. So have those make rule vadim machines can see her. That would not work and there's definitely a massive consumer shift in terms of plastic awareness. Isn't there so. I can see where your own that adds to the product because consumers are choosing wants to buy they're looking for the quality ingredient but it also conscious by either plastic convert vitamin Pinnacles the package. Often you find yourself. Torn between china Choices so just how is workable because we want to do with the glass bottles before but we were never in a position where we could sell glass bottles through the show or anywhere else because we don't have the washing facilities we don't have the infrastructure to deal with people back so that's where the.