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 […]
15th July 2018

Holistic farming has helped us weather this dry spell

Weather forecasts, however wrong they so often seem to be, have been watched by us with great interest recently. On Friday it was suggested that we […]
9th July 2018

Heat wave poses challenges for UK farming

And still the cuckoo calls! Has he no idea of the near disaster farming in this country is facing as a result of the longest period […]
2nd July 2018

Nearly 200 bales of hay in storage

This has been a productive week on the farm. An additional four fields were cut and baled as hay, meaning we now have in storage just […]
25th June 2018

Shearing sheep and waiting for the rain

My concerns about the weather have proved well founded. According to the ‘experts’ we have had but a fraction of the rain we might have expected […]