It's stag beetle season on the farm. These mighty little critters are fascinating and many hours can easily be spent watching and shepherding them to safety. The pic below is of a female stag beetle who came out for a wander last night. Keep your eyes peeled! If you want to spot some stag beetles, I recommend heading to Wiston Church just before dusk. You stand a good chance of seeing them on the footpath - tread carefully!
Blown away by this! Behold the low carbon future at Lower Dairy Farm!
We let the cows out just in time for a bucolic Stour Valley sunset. Perfect timing!
Really excited to have added 10 new varieties to our orchard this year. Especially this super-local Grey Pippin Apple which originates from just up the river at Bures and has been planted next to our Polstead Cherries.
Also the fabulous Popes Scarlet Costard, Codlins, Lemon Pippin and I have achieved my dream of owning a Pitmaston Pine-Apple ( - the real pineapples arrive soon too). We’ve worked really hard this winter to increase the resilience of our planting and create even more edible spaces on the farm. These new orchard trees will provide shade for our animals, fantastic blossom and lovely fruit for us and the Farm Shop.
If only cow slobber had anti-aging properties…
Cold noses on a cold day. Lovely.
We’re trying a new bull and SURPRISE! When the bull brochure said early calving, they apparently meant ‘calves a week early’. And so a gorgeous new heifer calf appeared in the barn as if by magic. We’ll know for next time…
The Farm Shop will be open…
Saturday 22nd December: 10am - 6pm
Sunday 23rd December: CLOSED
Christmas Eve: 10am - 12 noon
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: CLOSED:
27th - 31st December: 10am - 4pm
New Year’s Day: CLOSED
2nd January: 10am - 4pm
Eggs in the porch as usual - pop by any time to stock up.
If you need your Lower Dairy Farm fix outside these hours, get in touch!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
from us all!