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Farming Diary

December 26, 2016


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

Learning Opportunities

There are many ways in which farming and growing can enrich the curriculum. Some examples have been provided by the Department for Education and Skills initiative called Growing Schools.