14th February 2018

BLOG: Calving will be at its peak between June and August so here's hoping the grass is good then!

Last week threatened to be both peaceful and uneventful… until the clutch on the tractor failed. Only having the one tractor has always been a source […]
6th February 2018

BLOG: The last chance for hedge cutting approaches

It has been a quiet winter’s week on the farm. The animals seem content and in good condition, the pastures dried out a little during the […]
29th January 2018

BLOG: our annual cycle of winter flooding

This last week, the weather alternated between rain and dry – as evidenced by the state of the level of the ponds in field 8 – […]
23rd January 2018

BLOG: our excellent vet reveals we have 20 cows in calf

Last Wednesday there was a much activity in the barn, which was in contrast to what was otherwise a quiet week in winter on the farm. […]
16th January 2018

BLOG: A time to regroup and make plans for the year to come

What a difference the sun makes! For most of the past week we lived in a damp, grey and foggy world, and the idea of this […]
8th January 2018

NEW BLOG: nature is reminding us that Spring is ahead.

Happy New Year! Well, after the snow came the melt, and inevitably, the river overflowed its bank and we had flooding. As the ground was still […]
11th December 2017

NEW BLOG: the white stuff has finally appeared!

Well the white stuff has finally appeared! Great excitement for some members of the family, while Anne and I are banned from leaving the house! This […]
4th December 2017

NEW BLOG: Another calf born on the first advent Sunday

Just before midnight on Tuesday night, we became the latest, and sadly not the last, victim of a serious spate of rural crime in the local […]
1st December 2017

GUEST BLOG: National Tree Week and Stockwood’s Apples

  This week is National Tree Week, and what better chance than now to pay homage to our own trees in Stockwood’s young orchard. Stockwood’s apple […]