5th November 2018

Wildlife adjusts to the season

Perhaps the most interesting events of this week relate to discussions on the Pasture Fed site. Clause 41 of the Agricultural Bill is generating considerable concern […]
30th October 2018

Sheep and cattle breeding debates

‘British Summer time’ official ended on Sunday, and fittingly it feels as if winter has really arrived! An hour’s difference to adjust too, and weather that […]
24th October 2018

Featured blog: Farming and Climate Change – Is There a Better Way?

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report highlights that agriculture can be part of the solution rather than the problem – we agree! Sustainable […]
21st October 2018

Getting sheep in tip-top condition pre-tupping

The very wet weekend, and more rain in the first part of the week meant all the pastures at once became greener, and the warmish weather […]
15th October 2018

We’re in The Sunday Times!

Earlier in the week I felt that I would sadly have to start these notes with the oh so familiar issue of this year – rain, […]
12th October 2018

Autumn arrives at the farm

Where we farm, the landscape is dominated by trees and hedgerows rather than hills or large rivers. In February we enjoy the early signs of spring […]
1st October 2018

Herbal leys and native trees

I had intended, just for a change, to start with the weather but we are all still reeling from watching the American Senate hearing on Thursday. […]
24th September 2018

Six steers and more lambs to be sold

Working through our weekly job sheet on Friday, I was able to tick off four items as either completed or as being ‘in hand’!  The most […]
18th September 2018

A cow pedicure!

I wonder how many people know how different are the smells that come from working with the cattle or the sheep. When this week, after eleven […]