November – Digging Deep

November has certainly made its presence known. Some very frosty starts to the day reminds of the long winter ahead. Its time to dig deep and hang in for the distant memory of warm blue skies. Sharp frosts is great for killing the bugs but once the thaw starts we have...

October fun times in the rain

The rain has bucketed down this October – but despite a it of a soaking we have had a bucket load of fun. One of our lovely liveries organised a Halloween fest with a pumpkin competition as well as having to find clues in some of the most obscure places around...

Science, Labs and Testing

  We recently had our new crop hay tested in the lab and were delighted to find, after analysis that the protein and energy levels were all spot on. We were expecting this to be the case but to have it verified means we can be rest assured that all of our...

Harvest Gatherers

   Being able to grow and harvest our own crops is a truly satisfying experience – although being  at the mercy of the weather can be frustrating at times! In this area the farming community has a  saying that hay time always starts after Doune and Dunblane Show...

July – All systems go!

     July has seen us gather a fantastic crop of premium hay and haylage home grown on the farm. We have a wonderful local seed merchant who advises us on the best grasses to make the finest quality hay and this year we carried out some reseeding to create a...

Busy June Days

June is a hectic month as the grass is at the stage of rapid and continuous growth. The warm and wet conditions that we have experienced this year have caused some strong flushes of grass. Much care and attention is required to do some topping and being at the ready...