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 […]
26th November 2017

NEW BLOG: calf-ing around!

First thing last Monday morning, two rams went into the tupping fields. They will be there for six weeks and then put elsewhere to recover their […]
20th November 2017

NEW BLOG: Two very different farm dogs are big personalities at Stockwood

Within the life of a year on a stock farm, there are a number of key events. One of these is the putting of the rams […]
13th November 2017

NEW BLOG: It's all about the soil!

The highlight of this week was probably our attendance at a conference on developments in soil science. The day, presented by Joel Williams, built on work […]
6th November 2017

NEW BLOG: A new heifer calf makes its presence known by climbing into the water trough

Well autumn has certainly arrived. In the farmhouse I register the temperature by the number of layers of clothing it is necessary to wear under and […]
29th October 2017

NEW BLOG: the moorhens are once again to be found around the pond

I am happy report on another essentially peaceful week. The ewes, after a weekend spent in the barn area, were carefully checked. The breeding ewes were […]
23rd October 2017

NEW BLOG: the suckler herd move into the barn

A rather quiet week on most fronts, although a power cut on Wednesday revealed my lamentable ignorance of electricity. After several attempts at other helping me […]
16th October 2017

BLOG: the wood is an extraordinarily beautiful place to take a walk

Another reasonably peaceful week here at Rush Farm – the animals appear well and content, the weather has been reasonable, and Tim has been able to […]