Whizzing into the new year…
Welcome to my first blog post, the first of many. This new monthly blog will hopefully provide an insight into my farming life as an apprentice and how the farm produces the products we do.
A little bit about the Author…
I’m an 18-year-old farm apprentice who helps on a family farm producing high quality meat from Longhorn beef, lamb and rare breed pork; As well as cereal crops. I do not come from farming background but I’m very passionate about agriculture and the countryside.
This new monthly blog will keep you up to date with the running of the farm, through a young farmer’s perspective. Hopefully, it will shed light on our working lives and the stunning landscape we manage.
As the frost settles over the fields on a cold January morning. The cattle are settled into their winter roundhouse. Many people may think I won’t have much to do, but that’s not the case. I’m often out with a drone scaring pigeons away from the oil seed rape crop. If it’s not that, then I’m repairing broken fences ready for the cattle in the spring, or tending to the livestock’s every need.
The drone was a new investment on the farm to try to capture farm life from a different angle. To show our followers, customers and the wider public how their food and products are produced. It also comes in handy at keeping the pigeons off the depleting rape!
Hopefully you will enjoy our journey on the farm through this seasonal blog and our new Instagram account @kentonhallfarm which will show the progression of farming through the lense of a camera.
Until next month,