Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Louise's wedding

My sister got married to Alex Lewis on Saturday at Dry Drayton church and then south farm near Royston. I had the pleasure of being chauffeur in the family Rolls Royce. We broken down but as luck would have it we were out side the farm so we changed vehicles. Louise had a lovely cake made with all of the family sat around the head table. A lovely day.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Footpath and permissive signs

We have has difficulties with people trespassing.
To avoid future difficulties we have had signs made up to show where the footpaths and permissive paths are.
We hope the education of clear maps and rules helps people to keep to the paths. We have had these made from plastic to avoid metal theft.

New permissive path

We are putting in a bridge over the ditch for the new permissive path to cross in dry drayton.

Hedge plants being ripped out

We have had to put up a fence to prevent further damage to the hedge plants. Hedge damage between Barhill and Dry Drayton has cost over £2670 in damage in one year just over 220 metres. We have 1800 metres planned in this area and we wonder if its worth the cost and energy if we live in a criminal society. How can nature and the environment prosper in an area where it's all about walking the dog and trespass. Even with permissive paths for people to enjoy the countryside, people are determined to walk where they shouldn't even to the destruction of wildlife habitats. As a community we must work together to stop the few spoiling it for the many. I went to the parish council meeting on Tuesday to tell them about the damage and problems. They where horrified about the damage and we must educate people to avoid it continuing.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

JCB 550 80

Our new 5.5 tonne forklift for the Grainstore has arrived. We have a new 3.6 tonne bucket coming on Friday. This will take us to 5.2 minutes per 30 tonne lorry. An improvement from 8.4 on our current forklift. My yard is beginning to look like a JCB dealership.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Wet wet wet drayton

This morning I woke to see a message that the cat and subsoiler had found a hole at 1 am where it had a rest. Please bring back the sun and wind for a week. We had to take the subsoiler off to get the cat out and then the subsoiler had to be pulled from afar.
I'm hoping next week will be an Indian summer.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Rain 55 mm+

Pray for the rain to go away for 2 weeks. We need to finish cultivating the ex potato land and newly purchased. Drilling is slow but happening between showers.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Monday, 8 October 2012