Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Late Autumn Sunshine

Spent a day this week on a farm in the Cotswolds - great to enjoy some late Autumn sun

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Planting

As I have driven around this week lots of farmers are starting their planting and in some areas the seeds are germinating in the fields. The rain today has been welcome and we too are turning our thoughts to planting our winter wheat. It is probably to late for the oil seed rape so that will have to wait until spring.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Harvesting finished

All the harvesting is completed. We were really lucky that the weather turned when it did and we had a could of really good weeks of weather. Now to think about planting

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Harvesting

The combines are here but the yield of wheat is very disappointing, but looking forward to when it is all safely gathered in.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Buckwheat growing on the farm

We are growing some buckwheat - the bees love it

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Mustard for the birds

We are growing food for the birds this winter - we were also thrilled to be highly commended in the RSPB awards this year

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Preparing for history talk

Suckley History Society came for a talk on the history connected to the farm

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Beautiful tree

This tree caught my eye on my travels

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

New Education Centre at Loddington


New Education Centre at Loddington - great design - straw walls, wool insulation in the roof, PV for electricity, rainwater harvesting for flushing toilets, living car park with drainage to reduce run-off - underfloor heating ...

Field corner mix at Loddington

Yesterday I was at the Allerton Project in Loddington talking about diffuse water pollution - enjoyed all the other speakers too - great day on Integrated Farm Management

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Open Farm Sunday


Good memories of when we did Open Farm Sunday a few years ago

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Friday, 25 May 2012

Monday, 7 May 2012

Water flowing

After the drought and all the ponds dried up good to see the water flowing again

Sunday, 29 April 2012

A bit blowy

A really blowy day, but the rain has made the spring crops really start to grow.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Cowslips


Cowslips in Castle Frome with the morning dew.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Sheep in Somerset


Sheep enjoying the spring sunshine in Somerset - whilst they grazed it was a five hour round trip for me to drive to Somerset and back - they seemed more relaxed !

Friday, 6 April 2012

Top wires in place on the wirework for the vines

We have been busy putting the top wire in place on the vines ready for them to start growing over the next few weeks.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Harnhill - awaiting spring


The Royal Agricultural College farm at Harnhill

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Snow drops


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Spring is on the way 

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Waiting for rain

Still waiting for some rain .....

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Snow again

Well it is all snow everywhere - hopefully it will soon be gone.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Hedge laying


Great photo of hedge restoration when I was out and about

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Monday, 2 January 2012

December podcast 2011

2012

Well its a new year and we went for a walk yesterday around the farm - it is sleeping but will soon be ready for the new season. The sunrises have been spectacular over the Malverns this last week. We have our first visitors of the year this weekend for a farm walk so we have gone full cycle. There hasn't been much to report in the December podcast about the farm so I will just review the best of 2012.