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Hedgecutting

| February 20, 2014

Today my main task on the farm has been hedgecutting.  There is only a few days left of hedgecutting season, as it is illegal to cut farm hedgerows from 1st of March onwards to protect nesting birds. We purchased a new (well second hand) hedgecutter recently.  The old one only had a 4.5m reach and [...]

Show Winning Duck Eggs & Guinea Fowl Eggs

| August 10, 2009

Our village produce show has just celebrated it’s 20th year which is a great achievement for a small village. Each year the committee members (me being one of them) look at the categories and make slight changes to the programme and a couple of years ago I suggested an egg category. Since it’s addition to [...]

Baking For The Produce Show

| July 24, 2009

Well I have just spent the afternoon baking for the porduce show and have to say that I don’t think I have any prize winners. I have made a victoria sponge, butterfly buns, cheese scones and fruit scones. Everyone of them has had a disaster. The victoria sponge is as flat as a pancake, the [...]

Orange Mobile Phone Magazine Talk To Farming Friends

| April 22, 2009

I am always staggered by the contacts made via this website and the social networking sites I use such as twitter and facebook. Yesterday I received a phone call on my answer phone from Orange Magazine who wanted to talk to me about my twitter activities. I phoned back this morning and had a chat [...]

My Photograph Of Crocus Used For Ample Bosom Catalogue

| April 18, 2009

I am delighted that a photograph that I took of one of the crocus flowers from my garden has been used for the front cover of the Ample Bosom Spring Catalogue. I was thrilled when my colleague Judith suggested to Sally, that my crocus photo might look good on the cover of the Spring catalogue. [...]

Busy Day On The Farm

| April 17, 2009

Had a really busy day here on the farm getting ready for a weekend away. I have moved the sows and piglets from the farrowing barn into their normal pig barn and mucked out two pig barns and moved the seven gilts. I have given both poultry huts a Spring clean with lots of new [...]

Happy Farm Facts

| December 16, 2007

I am pleased and honoured to be tagged by Julie from Succulents by J for 8 happy facts. So here are my 8 happy farm facts: I am happy when my five beautiful white and ginger cats greet me in a morning and I am particularly happy if none of the cats are missing! I am [...]

A Gift From Weetabix

| November 7, 2007

In celebration of 75 years of Weetabix, the company held a competition back in September for farmers to create a crop art sculpture using wheat bales. Although our wheat bale tractor did not win one of the cash prizes of £3000, we were sent two boxes of weetabix in the post. I am very impressed [...]

Cattle News

| October 27, 2007

On Wednesday the cattle that have spent the Summer at the Ings were moved back to our farm. The day was spent moving the cattle in the livestock trailer into our back field. The grass has grown in the back field since the calves from last season were brought in for the Winter so the [...]

Photo Hunt : Theme Pink

| October 26, 2007

The photo hunt theme for this week is pink which was potentially a difficult one for a farming website. However the well known sayings, “red sky at night, shepherd’s delight” and “red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning” reminded me that I had some farming landscape photographs with pink skies.         If you [...]