Hedgecutting

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 … Read more

Busy Day On The Farm

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 … Read more

Happy Farm Facts

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 … Read more

A Gift From Weetabix

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 … Read more

Cattle News

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 … Read more

Photo Hunt : Theme Pink

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 … Read more