Harvest 2015 Finished

Harvest 2015 Finished

Now breathe a sigh of relief that is Harvest 2015 finished in the nick of time. This morning Will brought in the last trailer of straw bales and got them stacked in the shed just before the heavens opened. This year we have harvested approximately 100 tons of barley, 1000 small square bales of straw…

Barley Harvest Under Way

Barley Harvest Under Way

The sun is shining and Will and Maisie our combine are flat out bringing in the barley harvest with the help of Hayden driving the tractor and trailer. All going well at the moment but don’t like to speak to soon! Fingers crossed the rain stays away until the barley and straw are safely stored…

The Golden Turkey

The Golden Turkey

We are very excited to announce that we have passed an inspection and have been accredited to the Traditional Farm Turkey Association. We are the very first turkey producers in Cornwall to be awarded the Golden Turkey Standard. The Golden Turkey Quality Assurance Guarantee supports high welfare standards, production on family farms and a great…

Ready For Barley Harvest

Ready For Barley Harvest

Will has been very busy this week getting Maisie our Massey Ferguson Combine ready to harvest our Barley crop. She has been given a good clean, some of her belts changed, been well oiled and given some serious amounts of TLC! She is now ready and waiting for the sun to shine so she can…

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Today we let the turkeys out into their paddock, they took a while to pluck up the courage to take their first steps into the big wide world. After a bit of coaxing they were soon all running around the paddock with their wings outstretched and calling to one another. They are very much enjoying…

The Great Turkey Move

The Great Turkey Move

The turkeys are now 1 month old and are ready to move out of the Old Piggery and into their new barn at the far end of the farm. The turkeys have lots of space to roam around and have constant access to food, water and grit. Turkeys need to eat grit to help them…

Taste of the West

Taste of the West

This week we received some very exciting news that we had been accepted to join Taste of the West which is a collective of food producers from across the South West. We are looking forward to entering one of our turkeys into their Food Awards in April, fingers crossed we shall do well. We will…

Making Hay

Making Hay

The weather has been settled this week which has allowed us to finish this years hay making. Will has been very busy this week cutting the grass which then has to be left to dry for 5 days and turned using a hay bob on the back of the tractor. Then it is pulled into…

The Lamps Go Red

The Lamps Go Red

We keep the chicks under heat lamps with white bulbs which keep them very cosy and help them to find their food and water until their eyesight improves. At 10 days old we change the bulbs over to red ones which allows the chicks to sleep better and reduces their pecking tendencies! It makes for…

The Chicks Have Arrived

The Chicks Have Arrived

After a very long journey from the Kelly’s Turkey Hatchery in Essex our brood of 2015 chicks have arrived on the farm this morning! They have all travelled well and are now settled into their brooding pens. Will got up early this morning to turn on the heat lamps so the pens were warmed up…

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