It is Sunday afternoon on a wet and cold winters day. Over the last year, the boys have been selling their free range eggs at the farm gate and to the Caravan Club members staying at Greystone farm. This morning we looked at the money collecting jars and realised they were looking very full. We decided to add up the money the boys have earned over the last six months.
All the cows at Greystone Farm are safely in their winter housing. At Sandfield Farm the young heifers are in the sheds but the older dry cows are out on the field enjoying the fodder beet. The crisp frosty weather is fantastic for
Whilst I have been busy with the visitor room build, Rob has been busy arranging the build of a new cow shed at Sandfield Farm.
When the calves are eight weeks old we move them from Greystone Farm and take them to Sandfield Farm.
So today was the big day. We had to take the solar hot water system off the old classroom roof, wash it, transport it to the visitor room and position it onto the new stand.
The solar water system provides lovely warm hand washing water for the visitors to wash off any mud, charcoal or blackberry juice, they may have encountered during the on-farm activities.
Ever wondered what happens to the wood thrown out in domestic skips? Our local skip company drops it off at both Greystone and Sandfield Farms. Once the skip hire company picks up the full skip, the material in the skip is sorted and where ever possible recycled. Some of the wood collected is turned into wood chips and then bought to our farms to be used for cow bedding.