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October 2017 Farm Round Up

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The days are growing noticeably shorter – I know it happens every year but somehow, it is still a surprise. The short-lived delight when the clocks change meaning lighter mornings – for a few weeks at least! And some spectacular evening sunsets as I dash round feeding before it gets dark. We’ve moved a few […]

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September Farm Round Up

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So, the kids are all back at school and we eagerly anticipated the late Summer hot spell … and we waited … and we waited! In vain! It hasn’t been a TERRIBLE month, just not good enough to redeem the performance in July and August – so, as we speak, I’ve got a heap of […]

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August Farm Round Up

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August started as July finished – wet! After the incredibly dry spring, when everyone was hoping for rain, the weather is back to normal – lovely weather, rain, often both on the same day. Some of our fields are muddier now than they were in February or March – very odd. We can only hope […]

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July 2017 Farm Round Up

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Large Black Boar in the sun

Well, just as June was perhaps one of the hottest months we have seen here on the farm, July has possibly been the dampest … despite some really warm days, we have been getting muddier by the day! But, not all was bad – we started the month with our first wedding on the farm […]

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June 2017 Farm Round Up

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Farm Tour Rare Breed Pigs

Without wanting to sound like a tabloid journalist, Phew, what a scorcher!! HOT HOT HOT! On the one hand, I know it is summer, the sun is going to come out and yes, I realise that it will get hot, but seriously ….. ! On the plus side, the pigs seem very happy with their […]

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May 2017 Farm Round Up

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Free range guinea fowl

At last – with a bit of rain, suddenly everything is growing … in fact, growing so fast, I almost think I can hear it! Eyelashes, our Berkshire sow produced her litter early in the month – she was enormous so we were slightly disappointed with the small litter but she seemed very pleased with […]

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April 2017 Farm Round Up

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Eggs in a Guinea Fowl Nest

April is a fun month – lots to do, the weather has not made up its mind whether it is still winter or summer, the birds are singing their hearts out – all things to make you smile. A bit of a giggle at the beginning of the month – we participated in an April […]

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March 2017 Farm Round Up

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Golden Catkins heralding the arrival of Spring

What a month of changes and activity – we’ve had heavy frosts which means breaking the ice on the water troughs in the mornings and we’ve had hot sunny days which have brought my freckles out in force! And delighted to report that the rain has mostly stayed away and we’ve had one of the […]

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February 2017 Farm Round Up

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Pig in the Mud - Happy

The shortest month of the year, and however much I love this farm and the glorious Wiltshire countryside, February is not the month where we look our best! BUT, the signs are starting to show – February is the turnaround month for me – at the beginning of the month, there is no doubt it […]