....lay a little egg for me. Our hens are still laying well. As the days are getting shorter and the winter months draw in egg production will drop off to a degree. The Hens continue to roam freely over pasture fields, pecking and foraging an organic diet. Making these eggs so tasty and delicious and full of goodness #organiceggs#organichens#freetoroam#aneggaday#aneggadaykeepsthedoctoraway
Today marks the end of a very busy season. Everything slows down, we can enjoy shorter days and longer evenings in front of roaring fires. Harvested wood from our land, that has been prepared and stored is what will get us through the colder months. We coppice from our woodland and hedgerows to promote regrow the. We have to store enough wood to feed the hungry log fired biomass that heats all the hot water on the farm and keeps us warm. It’s a never ending arduous cycle but one that is most satisfying and continues to reconnect us to nature. #sustainableheating#burningwood#sustainableliving#farmlife
We bought in the cleaning team they won’t leave a single potato behind. There is a double benefit to putting the pigs in after potatoes. First of all the potatoes are a valuable source of food. They are best cooked but still provide 2/3 of the nutritional value raw if you cook them you brake down the anti nutritional elements in the potatoes. Secondly if we didn’t put the pigs in we would have lots of volunteer potatoes next year which can be a pain. #organicfarming#croprotation#potato#pig#pork
Afternoon with the pigs, planning their next move on the farm. Moving the pigs onto new pasture gives us the opportunity to reseed the field, after it’s been rooted, and gives it time to rest (seed mix will include: clover, rye, vetch, chicory, tillage radish, phacelia). These pigs quickly turn any green space into a muddy mess, but they love it and it keeps them happy! #freerangepigs#organicpigs#farmsnotfactories#farmtoplate
Our Autumn/winter cabbages are filling out very nicely. We have lots off lovely produce coming out the market garden at the moment. If you fancy any please do get in touch as we have capacity for some more customers! #organic#marketgardening#vegetables
Starting to harvest the barley we have grown for @giltandflint its been a good first attempt at arable. Definitely a bit of room for improvement would like to get a slightly clearer crop as I have found the weeds have bought the moisture content right up now I’m going to have to stick it in a dryer which I was hoping not to have to do. The grain its self tested at 9.5% after going through the combine with the weeds it was 18%.
Our field of golden pheasant. It’s nice to see it doing so well having had no inputs and no weed control. Organic farmers often struggle to get good clean arable crops. I believe this is due to the fact that there are few commercial varieties that are suitable for organic agriculture. This is an easy problem to solve as all heritage varieties where developed in organic systems as conventional agricultural is a relatively new way of farming.
Our first range of beers. Dan and Jason have been working hard developing these beers. They taste as good as they look. Please follow Gilt and flint. If you want to get your hands on some please get in touch. #beer#craftbeer#organic#organicbeer#tasty#hops