Our YouTube Diary Entries Since March 2020 we have been posting a weekly update of what is happening on the farm. Here are some of the things we have covered.
No. 12 - 24.5.20
Alice explains our managment of the SSSI ancient coppiced woodland as Matthew comes to collect the timber he cut last year ready to feed the farm boiler in the winter and make us less dependant on oil where possible. We are desparate for rain althogh the crops and the sheep are still growing. The ewes have been sheared.
No 11 - 15.5.20
Cameron shows us how to shear sheep. The orphan lambs are getting bigger and John is busy with his bean trial experiments. We have last year's wheat going off the farm and we look at the paperwork that has to accompany every load. The weeds are growing fast so we are getting one of our armoury against weeds ready - the mower.
No 10 - 2.5.20
Lambs get bigger and one of the orphans goes on a road trip. Robert explains why we have some black lambs and explains how we number them. Finally we get some RAIN. Much needed and we watch as it finally soakes down to the seed. Our ancient hawthorn tree falls down with the weight of blossom and rain. We do isolating combine service and new recruit Sam explains what he has to do to pass his loader test.