A MONTH IN THE COUN­TRY

Country Living (UK) - - Contents -

What to do, where to go and sim­ple plea­sures in Jan­uary

Soil, along with the nu­tri­ents it pro­vides, is one of a farmer’s best as­sets, so dur­ing win­ter they work to im­prove its qual­ity. One method is to cre­ate buf­fer strips – large man­made banks on the mar­gins of fields. These pre­vent soil ero­sion and act as a wildlife habi­tat, help­ing to pro­tect bio­di­ver­sity.

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