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Observations on Spring Sowings and Summer Cuts
After so many weeks of hot, dry weather, it’s quite hard to imagine what conditions were like at the start of the spring, when the atypical cold spell and last heavy days of ...
Busy Bank Holiday at Honeydale
Earlier this month we hosted a farm walk for a group of post grad students from the RAU, who came to discuss diverse and sustainable farming. With hawthorn hedging in full flower ...
End of Summer
The last few weeks have been very busy ones at Honeydale. Not only have we been haymaking and harvesting but we’ve also been progressing with plans for the development of ...
Spring Planting Farming Update
As part of our eight year rotation we sow certain areas of the farm each year with cash crops or fertility building leys. Following our experiment last year with sowing ...
Making Sainfoin Hay While the Sun Shines
In the Cotswolds a hundred years ago, sainfoin was grown in one in seven fields, for hay, forage and soil improvement. It’s almost died out now due to high input farming. ...
Introducing Molly the Collie
Since we’re using the mob-grazing system at Honeydale, Ian, Macca and Sam have been moving the sheep on a daily basis since the beginning of March, but now the sheep have ...
Digging The Dirt on Honeydale Farm
Digging the Dirt is a Soil Association series of in-depth reports on farmers who are reaping the benefits of investing in their soil. (by Tim Bevan) Cotswold Seeds purchased the ...
Intercropping Oats
It was a wet but busy weekend at Honeydale. Last year we under sowed wheat with a yellow trefoil and white clover winter cover crop, and this year we’ve direct drilled ...
Mob Grazing Update
In another experiment at the farm, Sam ‘Macca’ McPherson from the Cotswold Seeds’ warehouse was keen to broaden his experience at the farm. He owns a small ...
Testing the Water, Mob Grazing, Ploughing and Scattering
Testing the Water Following our participation in last year’s Thames Water Blitz, organised by Wild Oxfordshire and Earthwatch, we again tested the water at ...

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It's always been part of our vision to have a farm as an extension of the Cotswold Seeds business and in 2013 we bought Honeydale Farm, one hundred acres in the Cotswolds. During the past couple of years we've been making huge progress on the farm and this blog was set up to share this progress with our friends in the farming world.