30th June 2016

Swings and roundabouts: Brexit and new calves on the way

I am writing this on the 29th June. Politics is not something I normally comment upon but the decision of last week to leave the EU […]
21st June 2016

The green energy project has begun!

A rather mixed week here in the farm. We have of course been pleased to have the rain together with enough warmth to keep the pastures […]
13th June 2016

Hey ho a farmer’s life is full of joy

A week of sunshine and strangely high temperatures which, with little rain, has meant for this farm the pastures are cracking as the clay dries out […]
6th June 2016

Movements on the farm

As I write this the sun we have at last seen off the grey skies which seem now the norm for every morning. It has been […]
31st May 2016

What a difference a few days of warmth make to one’s mood!

Apart from a torrential downpour in the early hours of Saturday morning we have had no rain and no chill winds. Indeed, the problem (if that […]
23rd May 2016

A buzz of positive activity at Rush Farm!

A strange lethargy has crept over us this morning despite the media’s attempts to generate excitement about the coming election. Lambing finally finished on Thursday. Katja […]
25th April 2016

A mix of highs and lows on the farm, but the school visits cheered us up!

It seems typical that just as the pastures and puddles dry up and the grass begins to grow that the weather suddenly turns cold, grey and […]
11th April 2016

Greater Spotted woodpeckers, tawny owls, barn owls but no great rush of lambs, just yet!

A quite extraordinary week on the farm in that so little has happened! No rush of lambs and no more calves but lots more rain and enough […]
6th April 2016

24 lambs, 6 calves and counting!

Not only is the sun shining but it is warm enough for ‘Boots’ to be in shorts! A rather unusual week in that calving rather than […]