Friday, 22 May 2015

Nuffield Arable tour

Charles Shropshire showed us around the lettuce, mushroom and AD plants. An impressive organisation at G's. 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Matilda's first John Deere

Matilda has got her first John Deere tractor today. She has mastered driving around the garden with me running behind. Electric gators with reverse would have loved one of these as a youngster. 

Fertiliser and spray bowser

Raymond and Freddy are building a second bowser using an old petrol tanker frame and a new 10,000 litre enduramax tank and Honda petrol engine to aid the efficiency of the spraying and liquid fertilising. 
It will look good when it's finished and PX green. 

WCF 14 course meets in Portugal

WCF course meets in Portugal. Francisco showed us rice, sunflower, maize, beef production and a 25000 ha reserve man made which supplied 125000 ha of water for irrigation to improve an area from producing 2 tonnes a ha to 12 tonnes ha. 
Impressive system. 

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Band sprayer is working

Before the band sprayer
After the band spraying, great result. 
40% reduction in chemical usage from band spraying instead of a boom sprayer. A plus for the environment. 

Friday, 8 May 2015

Second weighbridge area started

The second weighbridge area has been started today. Looking forward to seeing it concreted in a week. The wind slowed the progress of the roof going on the new store. 

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Thieves target us again.

It's happened again 2 years to the same day. 
Fiona went to the stables this morning to find 25 saddles, bridels, rugs, a strimmer and quad bike had gone. The container cut open with a grinder, alarm damaged and fencing cut. When will these people get caught. 

Running businesses and living with UK terrorism constantly,  Isn't it time crime was dealt with instead of chasing international terrorism around the world. It's frustrating and rather than getting a crime number I want the buggers caught. 

Children and families turned up for lessons and were disappointed. Families have rallied around to help Fiona which is very kind of them. 

Reward available for the conviction.