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Flowers

Springing into Life

At Stolford we always say we are 3 weeks behind in terms of the garden. Each year daffodils are starting to go over in the coastal towns and villages whilst we are still eagerly awaiting our first blooms.  However, from mid spring we start to catch up and it’s from this point on that some of our …

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The Sheep Have Arrived

Over the last couple of weeks, Steve Hutchings sheep have been arriving at Stolford Farm, so at least we’ve got some customers for our grass, even if the holiday lets are sitting vacant!  There are more twins than last year, and way more grass, so now we see the results of all our work and …

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Fields

The Farming Continues

It’s been a busy farming Spring all over Exmoor and Stolford Farm is no exception.  Regardless of lockdown the seasons wait for nobody.  All the usual activities, including about 200 acres of harrowing, a lot of farmyard manure spreading on the hay ground (it’s our best option now we have gone organic), and some tactical …

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Logging on Stolford Farm

(B)logging

Back in early September Joe and Jack started logging and moving up some of the many fallen ash and beech trees at the bottom of Stolford Wood.  Vehicle access isn’t the easiest to this part of the farm so the Gator (or the ‘ Monster truck ‘ as it’s nicknamed) was in full use ferrying …

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Seeding

Reseeding at Stolford Farm

During late August and early September we reseeded just over 60 acres of the grassland we use for mowing.  We used a mixture of various Ryegrasses, Timothy, Cocksfoot and about 10% white clover in Eight Gates and Netcombe Cottage.  A different mixture of various Ryegrasses with 25% red clover was used on Top Barn, Top …

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