It’s a beautiful time of year to be walking across our Great British countryside, especially in the surrounding areas of our farm near Blandford. The high levels allow you to overlook vast amounts of green pastures into neighbouring counties such as Wiltshire and Somerset. In our own fields the Wheat and Barley is in full flower and we aim to harvest this in the middle of August. The Oilseed Rape has now finished flowering, losing that lovely bright yellow that carpets the countryside in May. This should be ready to harvest in in July.
SUCCESSFUL LAMBING SEASON
Our lambing season has now finished and it's a joy to watch the young ones playing in the fields and being inquisitive in their surroundings. We had a successful season, with over 90 Suffolk Texel Cross sheep added to our flock. After a day of shearing, the mothers can now enjoy the start of the summer weather with their young lambs.
Stay safe with your dog this Summer
With people walking across the countryside and livestock in the fields, it’s vital that everyone plays their part in keeping animals safe. Latest figures show there were more than 700 cases of dog attacks on sheep and cattle on British farms last year, costing farmers an estimated £1million. Even the most well behaved dogs can chase lambs and ewes, which puts them in danger of injury.
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