Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Oh Dear!

Whilst driving across a field, destined for salad onions, my faithful Ford Ranger, had that sinking feeling much to my annoyance and of course embarrassment! Derek had to come down and pull me out! We knew the field would be wet and this was all the confirmation we needed.

Cultivations are still on hold at the moment as there are wet areas in the fields that we need to drill (plant) with Spring Malting Barley. Spraying herbicides and putting fertiliser on the wheat crops is continuing well where autumns sown crops were planted.

The second ewe flock is due to start lambing next week and will be in full flow by the time our 'Farm Open Day' arrives on the 15th April. We managed to get a good article about it in the Evesham Journal, although the phone number left off an extra 1, and we should have some more advertising in the Vale Magazine due out on the 30th March.

Swimming is progressing very well at the moment, a hard week training this week, aiming for 2 3 replications of 4km, before an easier week next week before the big day on the 25th March.

3 comments:

Candi said...

Hello from Sandy, Oregon, USA. Thanks for sharing about your farming life. My husband grew up on a dairy farm and two of his brothers still operate small family dairy farms. Farm life has always been intersting to me.

Heather Gorringe said...

Well done Jake. You are officially a fish.

Jake Freestone said...

Sandy, I'm glad you find the blog interesting, we have lost lots of dairy farms in this area due to the low milk price and foot and mouth in 2001.