The Farmer’s Record

Farming in the Heatwave

I think the question that is on everyone’s mind is “When will it end?”, the temperatures seem to continue to soar and all we can think about is rain. Don’t get me wrong, at first it was nice to finally have some settled warm weather, the animals were sunbathing,...

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Update on prices

***Update on prices***  Thank you to all people who have wished us well since the announcement about our funding cuts. We now have a date for the when the new prices will be in place. From Saturday 26th of May 2018 our entrance will be charged at £1.50 per...

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#Lambing2018 update

So we are in the midst of lambing now. 5 of our Leicester Longwool Ewes have had their lambs and health wise its so far so good. All our mothers have bonded brilliantly and the first lot of lambs born last week are all out side bouncing around and playing with each...

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#Lambing2018

As of February 20th 2018, this year’s lambing season kicked off! Ester was the first Ewe to lamb this year she is one of our Gorse Hill bloodline she has just turned 8 this year and she is quite a petite ewe. This meant that the lambing was a bit surprising and...

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Feeling the pinch in January

It’s all very quiet on the visitor front but still plenty to get done. This week we have had the team from Abbey Park collecting our muck heap. This happens once a year, and they use it to make their flowers grow! We are also thinking about  making...

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#Snowday

#SNOWDAY @ Gorse Hill. So December 10th not only brought Santa to visit but it also brought the snow. We have seen quite a substantial dusting of snow this year which has meant making sure the animals are bedded up to keep warm along with having extra food to keep...

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The Farmer’s Hut

We are all very pleased to announce that after a lot of hard work our new refurbished onsite cafe will open on Monday 27th November at 10am. The Cafe is now owned and run by the farm as opposed to Buttercup Hill cafe which was run by a private business. The new cafe...

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Guess the names of the Piglets

You probably heard that we recently welcomed some brand new Middle White piglets at the farm. Well to help us celebrate being an official Charity Partner of #UKCharityWeek we have decided to run a simple competition to guess the names of the gorgeous Female Piglets....

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