26th September 2016

Changing leaves and blackberry bushes – Autumn is with us

Autumn is very definitely with us. The hedgerows are heaving under their heavy load of delicious blackberries, and the leaves of the chestnut trees are changing […]
19th September 2016

An odd week of births, deaths & bizarre weather

A typically odd week on every front including the weather for after three days in which it was almost too hot, now suddenly it’s time for […]
16th September 2016

Economic planning for the coming year and more new arrivals

Tonight the skies were blue before sunset, and a mini heat wave is forecast. How life swings – only yesterday we were fretting that the pastures […]
12th September 2016

Our first of 16 calves has appeared!

It was TB testing last week, and on Friday we faced the depressing news that three of our bought-in heifers were IR’s or to be more […]
12th September 2016

Anxiously awaiting news of TB & solar panels now adorn the roof!

Having spent the bulk of my working life on ‘red alert’ as I navigated my colleagues and myself through an uncertain and only too ready to […]
5th September 2016

A good week: no sheep lost, the barn is complete & a successful application!

As I write this our sitting room is occupied by a gaggle of grandchildren and their parents and the noise level is amazing – but we […]
17th August 2016

A summer fete success!

We have had rather a frenetic week but it ended well. Though today, Sunday, there is a considerable measure of tiredness in young and old alike. […]
8th August 2016

Thoughts on climate change and farming with the new WWOOF-ers

Sunday morning, the sun is shining, the humid air has been shunted off (so the threat of fly strike is reduced), we have had rain, Jupiter […]
3rd August 2016

A busy time on the social front & a good month for our business park!

And still no rain! All the more ironic in that the flooding in our neighbour’s field turns out to be the main water pipe to the […]