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Tree Planting & Woodland Design

Tree Planting & Woodland Design

Well, Beltane has arrived, spring is slowly gathering pace here on the farm and lambing season is in full swing. Whilst for our shepherds spring is characterised by sleep deprivation, the emergence of new lives and sheer hard work, for the woodsmen it signals the end...
The Importance of Woodland

The Importance of Woodland

We have sheep – lots of them.  We also have goats and, in the future, we hope to extend our flerd to include cattle too.  One factor that links all of these livestock is their preference for eating trees.  Now as Village Farm’s resident woodman (and thus...
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....
Planting trees

Planting trees

Spent a beautiful afternoon going into dusk planting out our first shelter belt. The weather’s been calm, we watched the moon rise from the east and the only sound has been our tomfoolery and the occasional call of a snipe and whimbrel as they’ve flown...
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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