Farming Diary

December 26, 2016

December

Christmas is here once again and the annual frenzy to get everything done in time for the big day remains an utter mystery to me. It […]
October 22, 2016

October

Now all the winter drilled crops are in the ground and we are fighting against the scurge of slugs, which can destroy the crop before it […]
October 22, 2016

September

As Autumn approaches the nights get longer than the days and we prepare to plant next seasons crops. The fields are cultivated and left for the […]
August 26, 2016

August

This month is now when most of the crops are gathered. The rape is first but due to the lack of sunshine in June yields are […]
August 26, 2016

July

This is the month of eager anticipation as all the hard work has been done on the crops and it is all down to the weather […]
August 26, 2016

June

In a normal year crops would be taking in as much light as possible to convert the sun’s energy into flowers and then seeds. Unfortunately this […]
May 10, 2016
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May

More crop protection have to be applied in May to stop fungal attacks in the warm damp conditions and the final dose of fertiliser is applied. […]
May 10, 2016
Education, Farm Visits, Market Harborough Leicestershire

April

It is lambing time on the farm and our Easycare sheep have their lambs outside so we need good weather. Most of them have two lambs […]
March 23, 2016
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March

As the days start to get longer and the ground begins to warm, crops start to wake up and begin growing again. This is when they […]