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18 Mar 2020

Over the last 3 weeks spring has started showing itself and is now well and truly on the way.  We are nearly 3 weeks into calving and they have been arriving thick and fast.  We have 34 calves with 7 expectant mothers left to go.  No twins.  We are now just hoping for...

26 Jan 2020

On the 14th January I was the guest of Sue Kinnear on BBC Radio Wiltshire's Wild About Wiltshire programme.  It was great to follow in the steps of other local farmers like David Butler, John and Sarah Cook (Dora's Dairy) and my brother Chris.  Listen to it here;

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22 Jan 2020

Scrutiny of the worlds meat production, and particularly its effect on the environment and carbon are all over the TV at the moment.  This is probably a good thing, BUT the quality of some of these programmes is highly variable, and the conclusions some of them draw le...

14 Jan 2020

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is picking 100 objects which can tell the story of the department, its people and what it does.  I work part time for the Rural Payments Agency which is part of DEFRA so submitted a boundary stone from North Meadow...

24 Nov 2019

Over the last month we have had a really wide range of weather and autumn has definitely changed into winter.  The hedgerow trees (of which we have a lot) put on a great display, particularly the field maples, and the leaves seemed to hang around for quite some time....

12 Oct 2019

Over the last 3 weeks it's been wet and mild.  Perfect weather for fungi, and not bad for the last of the berries and crab apples. 

We are pretty fortunate to have a range of fungi on the farm, 5 of which I've eaten so far, so when a group of Parasol mushrooms appe...

12 Oct 2019

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