Haye Farm@hayefarmdevon

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Haye Farm

An abundance of squash and pumpkin. This year we planted delicious roasting and baking varieties; Black Futsu, Delicata, Sweet Dumpling, Musquee De Provenance, Butternut, Turks Turban, Marina Di Chioggia #heirloomseeds #organicvegetables #autumnveg #farmtotableveggies


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Parsnip harvest. Having such fun heaving them out of the ground. #happygirlfarmer #organicfarmlife #workingtogether #organicveg


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Going down to the stream for an evening swim #gander #goose #organicfarm


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Lots of beautiful tasty red cabbage available #organicveg


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A plentiful harvest of tomatoes, courgettes, cabbage, squash, pumpkin, carrots and potatoes.
It’s harvest festival time! We enjoyed the most delicious harvest feast @thelmahulbertgallery on Saturday Thank you to @eve.vergano@for the wonderful food, local beers and fantastic music by @chamberquartet
#harvest #bringinginthecrops #localandorganic #organicveg


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....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


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Spot the odd one out. No one has told him he is a pheasant not a chicken. He spends his day with the chickens around the farmyard and is now going in the chicken house.


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A break in the rain!
Our Inquisitive pigs always look like they’re enjoying the rain... as long as it stops after a while. Otherwise the ground is quick to turn into a mud bath. These pigs spend all their time rooting through the grass and mud, exercising and playing together.
#organicpigs #freerange #rooting #farmsnotfactories #happypigs #autumnvibes🍁


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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


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This #southwestgrainalliance event today looked wonderful; @farmerama_radio is about to announce some big news; @reviving_food soon to host a Scottish gathering (@common_grains ) and @fredrika_mountainbranch about to start her first position after training at @schoolofartisanfood to become a baker... these are all the sorts of interventions and events that we hoped that Grain Lab would help inspire, and in turn will inspire the narrative at the next meeting in Nottingham, November 2020.
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#Repost @gothelneyfarmer
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On Sunday @tracebridge hosted a group of farmers, bakers, millers, cooks, friends and family on behalf of the #swgrainnetwork to taste a dozen or so varieties of wheat grown @hayefarmdevon @gothelneyfarmer. A few years ago I loaded 19 lorry loads of wheat, couldn’t tell you where it went, what it was, whether it was profitable. Now I can name every person from farm to oven. And the way we have got here has been full of fun & friendship. This is a hugely resilient and positive opportunity whether you are farmer, baker, Miller, environmentalist or eater (So all of us) An alternative food system: small, human scale networks dealing in trust and authenticity, with positive impacts on environment, health and community. This is real. It’s happening and it is for everybody. Welcome aboard. Thankyou @steph_wetherell wonderful photos #swgrainnetwork #alternativeeconomy #smallfood #relocalise #grain #wheat #harvest #bread #tasting


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An epic high energy Sunday with @swgrainnetwork @tracebridge. Thank you to the farmers, millers, bakers and storytellers for for investing so much passion into this very important project. Together we have been working to create a localised sustainable grain economy with equality, transparency and quality at the heart. It’s an incredible project to a part of and very exciting to see where it will lead us.
Thank you @steph_wetherell for the beautiful photos.
#heritagegrains #alternativeeconomy #sustainablefarming #milling #baking #localeconomy


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Beauty

#rubyreddevon


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My quiet garden space. A place to stop and reflect. A definite respite from the busy day to day runnings of the farm. A place to contemplate, observe nature and listen to birdsongs. I find gardening a mindful activity. #happygardener #growingflowers #cutflowers #organicflowers


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At Haye we raise our pigs outdoors, they are happy and healthy and free to roam. These animals have a natural instinct to root and nest so we give them space to express this. We move them around the farm to turn up ground and clear veg crops that we have finished harvesting. Very helpful workers in a mixed farming system #gloucestershireoldspots #oxfordsandyandblack #mixedfarmingsystem #freerangepigs #happypig #farmsnotfactories #organicfarming


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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


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Yellow stone carrot harvest. One of five varieties grown this year #organiccarrots #heritagevegetables #farmtotable #farmlife


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Taking a dust bath to cool down #henandchicks #freerange #indiansummer #organicfarmlife


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Our tomatoes are coming to life


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Last weeks harvesting courgette flowers. We have had great success this year with the acre we planted. Harvesting both the male and female flowers, more males early in the season and at this time of year many females (fruit bearing). Such an exquisite and delicious vegetable. Enjoy @lagocciacoventgarden @petershamnurseries #organicvegetables #organiccourgettes #farmtotable


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The head veg grower Phil picking basil in the tomato tunnel. An astonishing amount of veg coming out of the garden this year. All delicious of course. #organicveggies #organicfarming #companionplanting #polytunnel


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Vibrant vegetables coming out of the veg garden #organicveg #farmtoplate #farmtorestaurant #lagoccia


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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


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Just a few extra tomatoes this week all the tunnels are in full production at the moment. #organic #organicveggies #tomatoes #fresh #veg


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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


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Combining our (orange straw devon blue rough chaff) wheat definitely my favourite grain this year.


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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%.


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Some nice ox heart tomatoes that wheat up to @rivercottagekitchens HQ today #tomatoes #heritage #organic #tasty


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Our (orange straw Devon blue rough chaff) wheat is ripening nicely not long to go. Very excited about getting some of this lovely grain milled. #heritagegrains #sourdough #flower #organic #arable


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