5th August 2020

New additions to the family

I make no apologies for starting these notes on a very personal note. On Wednesday Anne and I had the great good fortune to be able […]
22nd July 2020

Our first cut for haylage

Watching Sibley bat reminded me very much of watching a Test Match at Old Trafford in the dim and distant past – perhaps 1980? – when […]
13th July 2020

Peaceful mothers and calves

Knowing that Nicki would comment on last Saturday’s AGM, I said nothing about it. I attach at the end of this note a copy of the […]
8th July 2020

Ecologically positive!

In terms of the weather, this has been a drab week. Little sunshine, cool and grey, but worst of all, still there has been only limited […]
1st July 2020

Grass fed or pasture fed?

I think to start any piece of writing or speech with a quotation has many risks attached to it and should only be adopted in quite […]
24th June 2020

Rain, and plenty of it!

At last we have had a goodly amount of rain. For the time being at least, the great cracks in the ground have closed, and if […]
17th June 2020

Young heifers and swings!

I am very conscious that these notes are primarily written to ensure all interested parties are kept up to date about life on the farm. As […]
10th June 2020

Light rain!

Yet another week dominated by the bungling affairs in the United States, and here at home the Bank of England warning that plans should be in […]
3rd June 2020


Having sadly accepted that Clement would be our only young European volunteer this year, we were very pleasantly surprised to be approached by a young French […]