Thursday, 26 April 2012
The new farm we purchased three weeks ago. A 342 acre heavy clay farm which connects to the 100 acre farm we bought last year. The purchase of land was down to the Australians and new zealanders convinced me the future was land ownership. Thanks to Natwest a dream has become true. John Pearce from cambridge drainage is piping our ditches and putting in a whole drainage scheme. This farm from harvest will be in a controlled traffic farming scheme. The farm is in a lovely block of 442 acres. Rick will be busy over the next two months taking a track out and cleaning ditches. The rain has slowed work up but thankfully the crops will be pleased with the drink.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
We know have added a JCB 13 tonne digger to the fleet. We have a lot of work digging out ditches on our contract farms. We have a professional driver Ricky who is a pleasure to watch on the digger. With the new farm we have bought he will be busy making it ready for harvest. With the past 30 years a lot of ditches haven't seen much attention, we hope there is alot of contract work available.
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Sunday, 1 April 2012
Potatoes being grown in a rotation. A local potato company is growing potatoes for the chip shops on our contract farmed land. This should help in are battle against blackgrass. Growing potatoes on clay soils is a challenge. I hope September isn't wet.