Friday, 15 March 2013

this blog has moved



This blog has moved. You can read The Farm Diary on the Slamseys Farm website [here] or read about Life in Mud Spattered Boots[here]

See you there.

Monday, 26 November 2012

this blog is moving



This blog is moving as the farm diary has now been incorporated into our fab new website.

To keep up to date with what's happening on the farm check out http://www.greatslamseys.co.uk/farm-diary/


Thursday, 11 October 2012

murmuration of starlings


Stepping outside the back door this afternoon I was hit by the sound of a murmuration of starlings in the trees by the pond. They were so noisy that the guinea fowl just stood dumbstruck.

The break in the wet weather gave us a chance to get the wheat drilled this morning. It's been a bit stop, go for drilling this year.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

oilseed rape crop


The ground is too wet to drill wheat this week, but the oilseed rape crop is growing well in The Ley. The crop is proving a little too tempting for the pigeons in the top corner of the field and the rabbits from the Country Park are enjoying a small patch at the other end of the field. But apart from that, it's looking good. At the moment.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Friday, 28 September 2012

how many days to Christmas?


Our first Christmas tree has been cut, netted and collected. Goodness, I thought Christmas was ages away.