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. 

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Bredal spreader and low loader

We purchased a Bredal spreader to allow us to spread Fibrophos and chalk at 12 meters on ctf tramlines from Hampshire. Brian collected it this morning and a chieftain lowloader trailer from Grantham to move the digger and tow the spreader behind between farms. 
Some green paint and there look the part. 

Horsch CTF magazine

Monday, 2 February 2015

Drilling wheat on the frosts

Finishing a headland on the frosts, last drilled end of October. May the frosts continue for a week at -3c so I can get the spring barley and spring beans drilled. 
We started work at 11.30 pm and the frost pulled out at mid day. Lovely to get a field drilled which has driven me crazy for months. 
Paul's first day and started at 3.30am poor chap not the conventional start time, unforgettable I'm sure. 
Great achievements by Sammy and Michael getting the field finished. Spring beans tomorrow fingers crossed. 

Friday, 30 January 2015

Afternoon tea


We had afternoon tea for everyone at the farm to introduce Andrew Reeve our new Transport Manager and Paul Botsford our new Farm Manager to the team.