Rained off from combining, but that’s an opportunity to give a quick update on the farm. Harvest is being a real test to see how patient we can be! After an average start date we seem to do a day
12 August 2014 The anticipation, excitement and reward of a good harvest have always made this one of my favourite times of the year. Not least because of the entertaining pub chat about yields.
Here's a quick harvest update from Uppincott farm: Avatar wheat finished today. These pictures were taken on the walk. Good result, directdrilled into grass:
6 August 2014 I am writing this mid-harvest and generally, despite recent rains, it’s going well. Yields across the region are average or above average, quality is good and not too much cost is
It's Wednesday, 6 August at 5:30 p.m and I have just finished my evening meal as we are rained off with the combining. Winter barley Glacier and oilseed rape Quartz have all been harvested and
Officially June and July are the wind down to harvest; however they always seem to be the busiest time of the year with all those little jobs that have been put off needing to be done before harvest.
28 July 2014 By the time you read this, combines across Scotland will be in full swing with winter barley, and moving in to OSR. Early reports are looking good for both quality and quantity,
25 July 2014 Just before I mention harvest - to be fair it’s only the oilseed rape been cut around here - let’s talk about black-grass. Have you got it? What have you done so far? Got it all
After the usual last minute rush to get the grain store cleaned and the kit ready, harvest started at Squab Hall on Tuesday 15 July. We tentatively put the combine into the hybrid barley, in the