We have a very strange phenomenon in one of fields today after all the rain yesterday! Think water bed!🌧⛈🌧💦💧💦🛏🌧🙂 … See MoreSee Less
How odd. Dig you delve any deeper?
Look who we found in the field this morning! Calf no.2 – another little boy – arrived very early today without any help at all. Well done mum!🐂🐂 … See MoreSee Less
Well done mummy 👏👏👏👏 what gorgeous baby ❤❤
96 bales – hooray! Hopefully what we may have lost in quality due to the rain we have made up for in quantity!
The team are off trying to finish all their other hay before the rain so stacking will have to wait a while but we are just pleased it’s safely harvested.🚜🌾🌾🙂 … See MoreSee Less
At last – the hay is finally baled & wrapped! The wrapper is actually still working at this very moment – it may be after midnight but rain is forecast for the weekend so it has to be done! … See MoreSee Less
Phew! Well done
Glad you were finally able to get the job done xx
I am also relieved for you!
It’s raining again….⛈⛈⛈⛈⚡️⚡️ Baler was on his way. Back to square one, turning again tomorrow. Lucky we make wrapped haylage rather than hay … See MoreSee Less
Oh no, had hoped It missed you
Noooo still none in Tonbridge! Whyyyyy
Back to turning the hay again today – the forecast does show possible thunderstorms this afternoon 🤞 they miss us this time. … See MoreSee Less
Well, today didn’t quite go to plan! The hay had been turned, dried and rowed & was all set for baling this evening when this happened. We had checked several forecasts and the chance of rain varied from 2% to 20% & just a bit of cloud. It went from steaming hot & hazy sun to thunder & lightening in about 5 minutes! Hey Ho, back to drying & turning again – the forecast (ha ha) is hot! hot! hot! so we will just have to try again!🤞☀️☀️☀️🌾🚜 … See MoreSee Less
I thought of you today and the hay. It was something, wasn't it?! Reassured still that the met office can't predict everything, but hope that you get to dry your hay xxx
Really unlucky, no rain in Sevenoaks apparently !
Oh no, 🤞for the next few days x
Could’ve done with that rain in Tonbridge – my garden is parched!
No rain here either!
Noooo how frustrating
Oh bad luck! Looks like we dodged it here in sunny Tenterden 🌞
Hooray! At last the hay has been cut and is drying beautifully in the sun. (we were getting a bit worried that it would never happen with all the rain we’ve had lately!) and it looks like a great crop which is really needed after only getting about half our usual yield last year. Atm the forecast is for a weather window long enough to turn it a few times and bale & wrap🤞🤞🤞 ☀️☀️☀️🌾🌾 … See MoreSee Less
Well done 🤞x
Well done! Has the ground dried up ok? Ours is still very ‘soft’ !
The sheep are now back & enjoying the amazing grass that has grown while they have been away!🐏🌾☘️🐏🐑🐏🌧🌧🌾🌾After a successful few weeks of grazing, the sheep have left Cinderhill!
They have made a great dent in the heathland, and we look forward to see what will be done in the next grazing season.
We want to thank everyone for their patience and consideration during the grazing period, and confirm that the heathland enclosure is now open again! … See MoreSee Less
Look like they have full bellies 🙂
Our new calf is growing well & getting more confident every day! P.S. it’s a boy!🐂🐮 … See MoreSee Less
Wide load! Number 1 is due to calf any day now 🐂🐮 … See MoreSee Less
We have comb honey available! Not cut comb – but a full comb section made by our very bees on a special foundation that means the honey can remain in its chamber, just as the bees made it. Full of local goodness!🐝🐝🧉🧉🐝🐝
Just £10 a section – please PM to order🙂 … See MoreSee Less
What is the weight of the cut comb?
We checked the sheep this evening & they are definitely getting the hang of their new conservation grazing job – they were really tucking in!
As they hadn’t moved very far into the heath, which is quite overgrown, we led them right across it to the water trough (just so we could be sure that they could find it). 🐏🐏🐏 … See MoreSee Less
They are going to have full bellies tonight 😂
They’re there! The ewes and lambs (all 47 of them!) have now gone up onto Cinderhill to do some conservation grazing. They started munching straight away so 🤞 they settle in well 🐏🐏🐏🐏 … See MoreSee Less
They look funny without their thick wool coat x
I was looking for her, didn’t recognise her without her coat. Bet she loved the new grass. Quite on your farm without the sheep? X
This is so exciting – to be part of conservation grazing is such an important part of countryside preservation.
47 ? How did that happen, That’s amazing ! Saw some smart Jacobs amongst the Herdwicks in the Lakes last week. They seem quite big up there.