Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Chicken manure spreading

I forgot how Agricultural the smell of chicken manure was. We are busy applying manure in front of the cultivator. 

Monday, 3 August 2015

Norman Woodhouse

Norman was the first lorry driver I employed when we started the transport. He has had 5 lorries and has completed 10 years on the 1st August. 
Mother cooked him a lovely cake. 

Friday, 31 July 2015

Finished the winter barley

The boys got the winter barley finished today which has been great and given us a window to get the oilseed drilled. 

Spreading fibrophos fertiliser

As the fields get cleared the fertiliser gets spread as a base fertiliser 0:12:12. 
We use the digger to load and the bredal to spread and move in one go so the system is for a one man band. Spreads about 100 tonne a day at 1 tonne per ha. 

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Pete's back for harvest

Pete is back for harvest, I think it's his 11th. I'm sure he will correct me tomorrow. 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

WCF summer ball

Last night we had a wonderful evening at Girton College Cambridge. 
£19500 was raised for the Worshipful Company of Farmers with people's generous contributions for the Auction and bidding. 

Thursday, 23 July 2015