21st January 2019

Snowdrops, Daffodils & Primroses!

Having had a taste of winter, it now seems that mild weather is to come. Indeed, aside from leafless trees and cruelly trimmed hedges, given the […]
11th December 2018

The year has been a good one

No doubt I fail, but I do attempt to avoid political issues, however the issue of Brexit is clearly not a party political issue since both […]
3rd December 2018

All cattle in the barn for winter

Well this week has certainly had a real effect on our pastures. Though the Bow Brook remains well below its banks, the fields are now too […]
26th November 2018

Relief that our herd is free of TB

After a week in which we have all been in tenterhooks I am very happy to share with you that our TB test on Friday showed […]
20th November 2018

New colours and splendid oaks

The recent gales have certainly changed the look of the countryside and both given us new colours, and easier identification of trees. Overall there are few […]
12th November 2018

The winter feeding routine begins

This Saturday saw Boots celebrate his 8th birthday, underlining how fast time is passing for all of us, but also providing another opportunity to celebrate family […]
5th November 2018

Wildlife adjusts to the season

Perhaps the most interesting events of this week relate to discussions on the Pasture Fed site. Clause 41 of the Agricultural Bill is generating considerable concern […]
30th October 2018

Sheep and cattle breeding debates

‘British Summer time’ official ended on Sunday, and fittingly it feels as if winter has really arrived! An hour’s difference to adjust too, and weather that […]
24th October 2018

Featured blog: Farming and Climate Change – Is There a Better Way?

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report highlights that agriculture can be part of the solution rather than the problem – we agree! Sustainable […]