The Jolly Green Giant

Henley Standard July 2nd 2021 The culmination of nearly a year’s work is almost upon us here on the farm. Time to dust off the jolly green giant and let it strut its stuff. Probably better recognised as a combine harvester, our John Deere badged machine, in its green livery and weighing in at over 20 tonnes will be coming to a field near you … Continue reading The Jolly Green Giant

Rain where are you?

I got a call from the local ITV Meridian evening news show for the Thames Valley. They were getting all excited about April moving towards being the driest on record. I wasn’t entirely convinced that this was a news worthy story, but I decided to get involved for two reasons. Firstly it might make it rain, and it has, 4mm so far, some more would … Continue reading Rain where are you?

What happened to spring?

Well there we were, one moment it was over 20 degrees and I was looking for my shorts, then a few days later, snow. Well a couple of flakes anyway, but really cold northly winds. You could almost hear the crops grind to a halt. Statistically we are more likely to get snow at Easter than we are at Christmas. My Dad always used to … Continue reading What happened to spring?