In my last post about our nestbox I gave credit to the male blue tit for nest building – WRONG! I have subsequently found out it is the female who does all the work, and then sets to laying eggs.
The chamomile is slowly coming out of its winter period of dormancy as the weather warms and the days lengthen with the onset of Spring. Elsewhere on the farm there are mallard ducklings on the pond, the bees are foraging
Mild February Weather We’re experiencing a mild spell of weather this week. With bees buzzing round the hellebores in the garden and Blue Tits inspecting the refurbished bird house it’s not surprising my thoughts turn to Spring as well! It’s
I put the trailcam back on its post to try and capture some footage of the deer and the large flock of lapwing that have arrived with the cold weather. Not much luck on either front, but because the setting
After some very blustery and often wet days the sun came out this morning so I had a walk up to my beehives on the headland of one of our chamomile fields. Although it was still quite cold I thought
It’s the second week in November, the weather has turned distinctly chilly even down in sunny Sidlesham so I am guessing a lot of people’s thoughts will be turning to Christmas presents! Look no further – we already have two
Sorry it’s been such a long time since my last post but a lot has been happening here on the farm to keep me away from my computer. The fields are all empty now except for stacks of straw bales
Chamomile harvest is nearly here! After a very successful week of Open Days we’re now preparing for harvest. The steam boiler is ready to go and we’re just finishing some last minute adjustments to our forage harvester which loads the
It’s a breezy day down here on the farm but as you can see from th video below the flowers are out and ready to greet you at our Open Days next week!
The bees need all the help they can get and this short video from the British Beekeepers Association gives details of how you can help provide the flowers they need whether you have a few thousand acres or a window