Friday, 15 March 2013

this blog has moved

This blog has moved. You can find out about the farm on the Slamseys website or read the new blog Slamseys Journal.

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

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

drilling wheat

A dry weekend and the chance to drill (or sow) some wheat in Far Blackley. Much cooler and damper than last year.

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.