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Since March 2020 we have been posting a regular update of what is happening on the farm.  Here are some of the things we have covered. For our earlier  entries, look at our "Past farm diary films" page

 

Shimpling Park Farm Diary Chirstmas 2020

IIt's quiet on the farm. We are counting and photographing birds, feeding sheep and preparing for a new year.

 

No 27. 18.12.20

IIt is very muddy and wet at Shimpling Park Farm so no field work is being done but after years of planning, we have started planying our Agroforestry project where crops and trees will grow side by side in the fields together.  3500 trees have arrived and we are planting hard!

 

No 26. 15.11.20

The teasers come out of the field and the rams go in. The fat lambs are being sorted and the breeding ones kept. Rain has stopped play with the sowing and the weather means we are ploughing in tandem. 

 

 

No. 25  31.10.20

The lambs are fattening and going to slaughter. The rain stops play with the sowing  and we decide to experiment with growing two crops together to limit the risk of crop failure. 

 

 

 

most recent diary entries from Shimpling Park Farm 

No 24 - 17.10.20

The lambs are fattening and going to slaughter. The rain stops play with the sowing  and we decide to experiment with growing two crops together to limit the risk of crop failure. 

No 23 - 3.10.20

 

A World champion sheerer gives Cameron a few tips while the arable team get on with some Autumn sowing.

 

No 22 - 18.9.20

 

Harvest gets finished and John and Robert go shopping for rams.

 

No. 21  - 30.8.30

John shows us round his combine and explains why it is now urgent that we get the barley and oats into the barn. 

 

No. 20  15.8.20

Finaly harvest starts. We try out some new machinery and the heavens open!

 

 

No. 19  26.7.20

Discovering so many butterflies on the farm and  getting ready for harvest

 

 

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