Country Life for Friday 15 October 2010
First up - A Guest
AgResearch scientist Dr Bryce Buddle and his team have received a large grant to develop a new vaccine for Bovine Tuberculosis.
Followed by - The Regional Wrap
Flooding in Gisborne and in the South Island, some fine weather has helped farmers and fruit growers get back on track.
At quarter past - The Bard of the Paddock
Retired Canterbury farmer Colin Patterson recites his poem, Different stokes for different folks.
Then - Oh Deer
John Douglas operates a successful paddock-to-plate venison operation from his deer farm in North Canterbury.
Below: John Douglas in a shed with some of his two-year-old red deer on Lovat Downs Venison Farm.
The feature today is - Sherrington Grange
Lisa and Julie Harper run cheese making courses, host guests and run a 180 hectare farm on the edge of Mahau Sound, an hour from Picton. Lisa leant cheese making from her mother and grandmother, with some recipes hundreds of years old. She also outlines how to make ricotta at home in twenty minutes.
Below: Sherrington Grange's Julie and Lisa Harper