18th September 2018

A cow pedicure!

I wonder how many people know how different are the smells that come from working with the cattle or the sheep. When this week, after eleven […]
10th September 2018

TB results are in

The week has been dominated by two matters. The first is that it has been a week of endings – school holidays, promenade concerts, the summer, […]
3rd September 2018

First fifteen lambs sold

First lambs sold This has felt to be a short week. While, of course, the daily checking of stock, water supplies, and pasture growth has gone on […]
29th August 2018

No deal Brexit implications for the farm

The fall of more rain this past week had been very welcome as it will further encourage the growth in the pastures, though whether the two […]
20th August 2018

The drought is over in the pastures

A slightly unusual week on both the farm and home fronts but, I hasten to say, not a bad one. Indeed, a week that ended on […]
8th August 2018

Summer Fair success!

A slightly unusual week on both the farm and home fronts but, I hasten to say not a bad one. Indeed, a week that ended on […]
13th August 2018

Traditional wild flower meadows planned

Last Sunday began on a high as the family descended on us en masse to celebrate our 54th wedding anniversary. How fortunate we have been both […]
30th July 2018

We’ll have to move Bacchus on within the year

Recent weather put into perspective I was brought up short by seeing pictures of skeletal sheep in Australia – where they really do experience drought. For […]
23rd July 2018

We have been gifted another two calves

It becomes ever harder to ignore the lack of any meaningful rain. We are still grazing our cattle and, sheep but we are also providing some […]