World Egg Day 2019

It’s World Egg Day today so we are starting the day here at farmingfriends.com with an egg for breakfast. World Egg Day was first established in 1996 and was done to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and their importance in human nutrition. Over the years we have been lucky enough to sample hen, … Read more

Sunrise On The Farm

The hubby was up very early on Monday and managed to capture a beautiful sunrise. You can just see the tops of the houses of the village silhouetted in the first photograph and the shapes of the trees looks fabulous. We are very lucky to live on our family farm and see such stunning views … Read more

Red Admiral Butterfly

We have seen lots of the Red Admiral Butterflies in our orchard in the last few weeks (August/September 2019). This post was originally published on (4th August 2007) and updated on (13th September 2019). Latin Name: Vanessa Atalanta  Description:  The Red Admiral is a brightly coloured butterfly with red bands and white spots on a black … Read more

Running A Farm During Winter And The Use Of LPG

Running a farm during Winter and the use of LPG Running any kind of successful farming business requires a significant use of energy. Tending to livestock and their needs, heating crop stores, machine usage, all – for example – are extremely energy-intensive processes. Energy use can be even more critical during the Autumn and Winter … Read more

What Age Do Cockerels Start Crowing

The age a cockerel will first crow can vary, but they can start crowing at about four or five months of age, usually this coincides with them beginning to look like a mature cockerel, when their tail feathers grow and their crown becomes red and prominent. As I said the age can vary and we … Read more

Helping Quail Chicks

Do you have any advice on helping quail chicks hatch out? There is a lot of debate about whether you should help a quail chick or any chick out of their shell. I believe it is up to the individual to assess their own situation and decide if they are going to intervene or not. We … Read more