2017 Calving Starts

Its been a great weekend with the arrival of the first two calves of the year. Pictured here is a cracking Hereford x Shorthorn calf that arrived this afternoon. It’s always fantastic seeing the arrival of new life on the farm. This particular animal is a very special calf because for the first time ever we will […] continue reading »

A Farmers response to Matt Ridley’s green and pleasant land vision

Earlier this week I read an interesting column in the Times by Matt Ridley Brexit will boost our green and pleasant land http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/brexit-will-boost-our-green-and-pleasant-land-7mgmkjbkl?shareToken=d8621a4b096ae6b42bc73a77a3990908 I agree entirely in that environmental and landscape payments in future must be based on payment by results, rather than intentions. However, I must disagree on what appears to be a total separation of […] continue reading »

Farm News!

Stuart’s marathon challenge gets closer The only thing I have run for the last twenty years is the bath. On Sunday 23 April, however, I will hit the streets of London for my first (and most likely last) marathon. A year ago, a fellow local farmer and I were having some banter on Twitter and […] continue reading »