I’ve just come back from a few days away on a Farmer Study Tour to Mannheim, Germany, with the Liverpool Agricultural Discussion Society (LADS). Lets get the well deserved credits at the top of the page: Antony Ollerton (LADS), Colin Mountford-Smith (BASF) and Cornthwaites (John Deere) for organising the event and BASF for putting in… Continue reading LADS farm study 2018
First prize at the Hesketh Bank Village Show for my ‘Harvest Circle’ creation. I’ve never done any flower arranging before but I couldn’t miss out on the chance to include logs, pumpkins and wreaths so very pleased with coming first! Slices of our home grown Silver Birch made up the base with a simple squash… Continue reading Harvest Wreath Success!
A request for a wooden Achtung Minen sign for use as a prop at an event is not an every day request but I have learnt it never to be wise to be asking too many questions. Whilst waiting for it to be collected it has been pressed into active service sending a not so… Continue reading Event Props: Achtung Minen Sign
Our long awaited low ground pressure log trailer has finally arrived! For use behind a compact tractor or ATV it should be just the job for extracting logs and brash without making a mess.
On fields eerily shrouded in mist, the 2016 Giant Pumpkin harvest has begun. All the giant pumpkins that have not been sold in advance will be listed for sale on www.bigpumpkins.co.uk/pumpkins-for-sale/
I don’t suppose many people will actually need a tutorial in how to paint a pumpkin for Halloween but it might be of interest to see the finish achieved using Annie Sloan Chalk paint. The little pumpkins are available from our pumpkin farm shop www.BigPumpkins.co.uk I selected the Annie Sloan ‘Graphite’ chalk paint as I wanted… Continue reading Painting Baby Pumpkins
A very busy day making the most of the sunshine to get caught up with all the field and footpath mowing but the highlight was cutting our first pumpkins of the season. It usually gets to September before the PR people remember to think about Halloween but quite a few have been making enquiries already. The… Continue reading Busy day in the sun
The past few days have taken place in a large cloud of sawdust as we try and catch up on a few bespoke orders for BIG chunky chopping boards. Thick milled planks are cut to best make use of their individual natural grain patterns. All boards are marked out by hand and consequently no two boards… Continue reading Rustic Chopping & Serving Boards
Our Chucks have considered all the information in the £9m leaflet and cast their votes early.
Having already completed the Artisan Foodworks ‘Basic Breadmaking’ course at some time ago, the ‘Mastering Sourdough’ course was a natural follow on. David and Julie were again the perfect hosts and the gang of eager students were a good bunch. My haul of my own handcrafted sourdough bread made on the day was impressive: For… Continue reading Sourdough Course