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

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?

Manic March.

It’s been a very long time since we have seen this number of seagulls following the seed drill. The kites and buzzards mostly scare them off, but maybe they are particularly hungry after the spell of cold weather. Also, this field is but a stone’s throw away from Caversham Lakes and the River Thames, so maybe that has a bearing on it. Meanwhile, a day … Continue reading Manic March.