Gorgeous squash for sale in the farm shop in aid of Wiston Church.  Pop over to the church to see the full selection!Dad is busy mucking out the barn, Mum has made a mountain of the most delicious blackcurrant jam and I am getting ready for a crazy Halloween season.  I haven't been on the farm as much as I would like lately as I work to save money for future projects.  But there is light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully I will get to spend more time with these guys very soon.

 And so to get you up to speed, here is a summer in pictures:

Lower Dairy Farm Beef now graces the Big Green Egg at the Angel Inn (more on this soon...) 

One pint or two?  Farmer Humph continues to defy fashion and the weather in a woolly hat - there was a brief flirtation with a baseball cap, but we said no... Fortunately, he's had lots of new calves to distract him from his lack of sartorial freedom.  Here's a midnight calf having it's first feed from Mum.

Standards were maintained at all times, even in the middle of silage making.

Dad made a lot of hay and silage.  A lot.  And this year we're planting more grassland for the cows.

Two sets of chicks were born and Frizzle (the permanently broody and exceptionally crazy chicken) shocked us all by becoming an exemplary Mother Hen.  Although she still insists on living in the porch which is a lovely addition to the household - Humbug thinks otherwise. The Mercator roared...   The baler worked better than last year!  Mum outdid herself again with a preserve a day almost throughout the summer and new flavours for the farm shop.

 Farmer Humph proved he is actually a monkey...

And finally, my photo of the summer.  It wasn't entirely hard work, there's always time to stop for a chat at Lower Dairy Farm.  

Here are Dad, Chris and Pip catching up in the Poor Field before the final load is hauled.    More from the farm soon...