Looking forward to 2020

In farming, my motto is to never look back unless you have something to learn from it. However on a personal note, I have some wonderful family memories from the last decade, including my daughter’s wedding and the subsequent arrival of 2 grandchildren. My son left university with a first, successfully starting up his own business and then last Christmas got engaged. Visiting New Zealand … Continue reading Looking forward to 2020

Maize all done.

Harvest is over now the maize is in the clamp. Two weeks ago it still looked like it had a way to go. However the weather had a different idea. No rain and increasing temperatures saw the gravel areas start to rapidly die off rather than ripen. Fortunately, the contractor was able to fit us in before we lost too much weight, as we sell … Continue reading Maize all done.

Variable drilled Maize on the up.

Two fields of very similar soil type either side of the road. Drilled within a day of each other. One was established with a maize drill at 100,000 seeds per hectare the other drilled by weight of seed with our own John Deere 750A on conventional drill widths. The latter method has been in use for the last 5 years.  Originally, we used the farm … Continue reading Variable drilled Maize on the up.

A view on the world from the cab.

  Back in the saddle again. As I plod up and down the field applying my carefully selected products, adhering to Integrated Pest Management practices, I have time to take a view on what’s going on in the wider world. Please note the IPM Mr Gove, we are not drenching our soils in chemicals! As I listen to either my Spotify music or current affairs … Continue reading A view on the world from the cab.