Friday, 26 September 2008

Harvest complete

It may be a month late but we have finally completed the harvest - we are very thankful. We start planting the oil seed rape next week.

Brussels Conference


I have just spent the last four days at a conference in Brussels. I gave a presentation on water quality and poultry welfare. However as always with conferences you learn so much from the people that you meet with.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Two new family members




We have two new family members Sam the labrador and a kitten that has adopted us. Morris is kindly giving him a guiding hand. We have called the kitten Marmaduke at the moment. We haven't been able to get close enough to catch him/her yet but in time I am sure we will.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Better weather


Well we put the tent away at the end of the summer holidays and the weather has finally turned. Everyone I talk to seems a lot happier with the better weather that we have had this week. The wheat was very wet at the beginning of the week (25% moisture) and we have left it to dry in the field. The combine was getting stuck in the field it was so wet. Hopefully the weather will hold. If we have to dry the wheat because it it is too wet to go into storage then we have to burn a lot of diesel in the mobile drier and that adds to the production costs so fingers crossed ...

I miss lying in the tent at night and listening to the owls calling ... there is always next year.