September - October

Posted: 16th October 2014

September: Polytunnel Harvest: The plants in the polytunnel have been progressing well, with some of the annual wild flowers now shedding seed after a summer-long display. The Cotswold Common sainfoin plants have established particularly successfully, with some coming into flower. Our plan with ...

July-August

Posted: 22nd August 2014

Making Hay and Combining Barley: We’ve brought in our first Honeydale harvest. Definitely the most important events that have taken place on the farm over the past few weeks has been the hay-making in July and combining the barley earlier this month. Nigel Adams, who grazes his sheep at ...

June

Posted: 10th July 2014

Bird & Mammal Survey: Perhaps the most significant thing that’s happened this month is that we’ve received the results of the bird and mammal survey from ecologist Dr Richard Broughton from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, following his visits to Honeydale earlier this ...

May

Posted: 23rd June 2014

Owls, ponds and cats: The ‘barn owl men’ who visited us in May describe themselves as being like the famous trio from ‘Last of the Summer Wine,’ and so they are. They’re all retired now but Ian Anderson was involved with the Ministry of Agriculture, Farms and ...

April

Posted: 23rd June 2014

April was a busy month... Lambs The first lambs arrived at Honeydale to graze two of the three grass fields. We wanted to manage and maintain the grass but didn’t want to commit to having any livestock ourselves at this stage so it was very convenient for us that the local farmer needed ...

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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.