Sunday, 26 April 2015

Spring life

The ducklings on the pond have started to arrive. 
Will have to watch out for the sparrow Hawks which take them away. Sadly each year it goes down to 1 duckling from 14 as a norm. 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Up she goes, shed 3

My master plan of three grain stores is underway. First Bay is Cambridge which will have winter barley stored in July from this Harvest. 

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Sugar beet comes up with black grass

The heavy land drilled sugar beet has started to emerge and the spring blackgrass has got a good start as well. Conditions must be good this spring for blackgrass. 

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Spreading Fibrophos

We have started spreading Fibrophos 0.12.12 in front of the sugar beet drill at 12mts. 
Sugar beet in Dry Drayton hasn't been seen since the 1950's which was a recorded disaster. Hoping not to replicate when the field was hand dug to get the beet out as the machinery wouldn't travel. 
Cultivations are going well as long as you don't find a wet hole. The precision drill is making a nice job at planting on 49.58 rows and 15 cm seed placement intervals. 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Moving the 120 tonne tank

The boys did well moving the 120 tonne fertiliser tank today. They put new footings in and moved the tank 15 metres which was no small task. The alternative was a crane at £7000 for one lift. 

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Emilia 1st Birthday

Emilia was one today and Matilda 2.5 to make the presents shared. Fiona put on a party. Great fun had by all. Godparents and grandparents and friends and family. Fiona was up throughout the night cooking and baking a roast for 28 people. I think we will find pieces of cake for a week. Being new to this game the clear up operation is something else.