Category Archives: Farming

What will you do in your holidays?

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Farming is great fun however large your tractor. Lots of different things to do from using rollers on the garden to tidying up the front of the house. A young farmer’s work is never done. BUT ¬†breakdowns happen no matter the size of machinery then we need baler twine and brute force!

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Sheep getting ready for lambing in December!

Today our pedigree sheep had a visit from 2 very special Rams. However they were in the disguise of the vet who used the process of Artificial insemination to hopefully produce some lambs in mid December. The Charollais ewes will meet our stock Rams in a few weeks time to be certain that we do get some lambs. This will improve the quality of the breeding rams which we sell at this time of year to other farmers for their sheep flocks.

When the vets, farmer and helpers were finished, they had roast dinner and chocolate self saucing pudding- a special request by one of the other farmers who helped us out!

Hard work in the heat of the day but a job well done and finished with a sociable lunch too! Thanks to all- you know who you are.

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Silage safely wrapped

Finally after dodging showers, the baler paid us a visit and wrapped the silage for us. Now we have to safely gather it in for the winter. This will mean that when our sheep and cows come into the buildings, for their winter bed and breakfast, they will have delicious home produced food too.

Forda Farm Bed and breakfast on the North Devon/ Cornwall border

Baling silage at Forda Farm Bed and Breakfast