January & February on the Farm
The cold winter days of January and February, with heavy frosts and a low winter sun can create a beautiful if not chilly environment to work in. The Christmas rush is over and the new year has begun.
'Frosty fields drawing natures goodness
from the mounds of steaming manure'
The potatoes are being graded ready for the shop and the fields are still yielding staple winter vegetables such as cabbage, sprouts, leeks and kale.
It is also a time of preparation on the farm and there's never such a country smell as the mounds of steaming dung on the fields. Nature's way of fertilising our soil, provides us with a rich and nutritious ground to grow the years crops in.
Winter is a perfect time to take a stroll around our farm walk and visit the wetlands and bird hide, where you can watch hundreds of wintering brent geese, lapwings, black-tailed godwits, snipe and maybe a merlin.