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Saving Orchids.

Saving Orchids.

With lambing at it’s end we’ve moved the flock out of our lambing fields, which are on the high flat part of the farm that we call ‘Hilltop’ (this area has now been left to the skylarks to build their nests and raise their young).   The flock is now grazing the steep...
The warmth of trees

The warmth of trees

There was a very heavy frost this morning, so heavy the sheep woke up with a thick dusting of ice crystals on their backs. As they rose they left warm “snoozy patches”(as we call them) dotted across the frozen pasture where they’d been resting....
Badger Gardening

Badger Gardening

Badgers are forever turning over patches of our pasture in their hunt for earthworms and small rodents. But rather than see this as a negative we’ve thought laterally by utilising their digging to sow wild flower/herb seed we’ve gathered into the pasture....
Tree Species

Tree Species

A few people have asked for a list of the trees we’re planting out. So as requested here are the major players (in no particular order). The main criteria for all, is that they have to be both maritime and wind tolerant. Some are acting as sacrificial pioneers...
Lichens

Lichens

We found out today the coastline where our farm is situated is “one of the richest sites for coastal lichens known in the British Isles”. There are an astonishing 261 different species documented here, some being incredibly rare. We nickname it “land...

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