My Story

Despite growing up in a sheep farming community on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, it took me 23 years and a move to England for my farming journey to begin.

Farming was never presented as a realistic career opportunity during my school days, so instead I did as I was told and stayed in school, got my A Levels and headed off to University.

After nearly 20 years in education (of which I enjoyed about 5 minutes) I found myself sat behind a computer, working the 9 to 5 life in an office job. It wasn’t for me.

So in 2014 I left my job to follow my dream of becoming a farmer.

My new career in agriculture began on an award winning cattle enterprise in Gloucestershire, before I made the move North to live on my girlfriend’s family farm in Scotland.

I can now be found in South West Scotland, living the dream with my girlfriend and my two dogs. When I’m not chasing my sheep along the shores of the Solway Firth (for business, not pleasure) I’ll be assisting other fine farming folk with their flocks or occasionally popping up on the pages of the press.




3 thoughts on “My Story

  1. Great start and a great part of the World to start farming. I keep Galloway cattle myself and can introduce you to many in your area . Love to have permission to re-post your blogs on The Farming Forum too


  2. Hi James. Goes to show how much notice I’ve been taking of my twitter feed – that I didn’t see what you have been up to! Great to see you doing something rather adventurous and exciting! Will follow your progress with great interest! (Father) Dean Atkins


    • Hey Father Dean! How are you? Yep, been very busy, especially since moving North of the Border! Glad you found the blog


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