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By the Barn Blog

A collection of thoughts and tales around the life of a farmer.

By the barn March 2019

Posted: 27th Feb 2019

Flowers are becoming easier to spot and the early celandines are turning their face to the sun once again.

By the barn Feb 2019

Posted: 11th Feb 2019

It's also "Februdairy", a response to "veganuary" and a chance to repudiate some of the claims made against the dairy and farming industry.

By the barn January 2019

Posted: 1st Jan 2019

The ewes are all, hopefully, in lamb now and, unless the weather takes a turn for the worst, will be able to manage on what they can find. This also means we must be careful when using Ted to move them- we don’t want him to scare or hurry them too much.

By the barn December 18

Posted: 20th Dec 2018

So you see, all our modern traditions are mixed up with ancient ones.

By the barn November 2018

Posted: 10th Nov 2018

Anyway, we still have to carry on as normal- our sheep need to move to where the grazing is available and we are continuing to take our finished lambs to market.

By the barn October 18

Posted: 6th Oct 2018

She might not have had the career and kudos of women today but was (and women like her are still) intrinsic to agriculture!

By the barn September 2018

Posted: 11th Sep 2018

The summer has come to its end and Autumn begins.

By the barn August 18

Posted: 3rd Aug 2018

Big, fat light grey Wood Pigeons sit heavily on roads and fences, clumsily flapping and leaving it until the last minute to get out of the way, flocking into the fields to clean them of grain.

By the barn July 18

Posted: 2nd Jul 2018

Dirty, sweaty wool also provides a nursery to flies and resulting maggots can cause irritation and suffering if not treated.

By the barn June 18

Posted: 15th Jun 2018

Although there is increased automation and mechanisation in the agricultural industry, it is a clever robot that can decide a strawberry is just at its peak.