She has a small organic farm on the Culm grasslands near Hatherleigh in Devon, England, with sheep and beef cattle. She has been farming in the county for more than 30 years.
A couple of years ago she was approached by the Council for the Protection of Rural England (the CPRE) and asked if she would consider writing a farming blog. At the time she said no.
Having sold her ‘direct’ organic meat retail business she began to rethink the direction the farm should take. The CPRE were still keen for the blog to go ahead; Paula said yes and http://locksparkfarm.wordpress.com was born.
She was a "a snow-white blogging virgin… little did I know what I had begun!"
Paula writes: "Farming, food, environment, energy and climate change, and now credit-crunch, are having a huge impact on the way people and governments (hopefully) think. I would like to use the farm to develop a centre of learning and teaching. From purely hands-on practical skills and producing food in the most sustainable and environmentally aware way possible to the more complex issues of carbon footprinting, self-sufficient energy, eco builds and our food security. In other words, our’s, and the planet’s, survival."
I'm hoping to get some farm blog recommendations from Locks Park Farm soon.