News from the farm gate – September 2018

Orchard Farm childminding has officially opened! Last time I wrote I was anticipating an inspection from Ofsted to declare that I was suitable to open a childminding service on the farm. A lovely lady from Ofsted came (who is actually from Leicestershire) at the beginning of August. I was starting to get a bit anxious […]

News from the farm gate – August 2018

We could really do with some rain right now. It has been glorious. Long, hot Summer days (and sticky nights) but the garden could do with a drop of rain now. I know we shouldn’t complain, however the crops are starting to look a bit sorry for themselves and all this watering in the garden […]

News from the farm gate – June 2018

Lambing season has finally come to an end for us here at Orchard Farm. Like many other sheep farmers, we have experienced a really tough season mainly due to the cold, wet spring we have had. Thankfully we haven’t had too many losses as we were able to keep most of the sheep and lambs […]

News from the farm gate -April 2018

This Monday marked the first day of the lambing season for us. Over the next 6 weeks we will have 300 sheep to lamb and take care of. We are hopeful that the weather will pick up so we can turn the sheep out quite quickly. However, with it being so wet and cold, the […]

News from the farm gate – November 2017

Andrew and I have some exciting news. Last week we became parents for the first time and welcomed Angus Freddie Fyfe into the world weighing 7lb 15oz. We are enjoying being parents and caring for our new addition, he really is the sweetest baby and we couldn’t be happier. From breastfeeding to nappy changes, we […]

News from the farm gate – October 2017

I’m very pleased to report that we have safely gathered in the harvest despite all the wet and windy weather we have been having. It has been very frustrating for the farming community with having such a wet and mild August. The sun needs to shine and the fields must be dry so the combine […]

News from the farm gate – July 2017

It’s harvest time! We have had an incredibly dry spring and summer which has meant that the crops are really far forward. Some people are reporting that this is the earliest they have started harvesting in many years. For us, it won’t be long before we have the combine rolling in the fields of barley. […]