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Ruminations on Grazing (Bridport Times, June 2018)

We write monthly for the magazine Bridport Times. To see this article as originally published, view the pages on Issue.

There’s an old saying that “the best manure is the farmer’s boot”, meaning that careful and frequent observation of your fields and crops is the key to farming. Every day, come rain or shine, we visit our grazing animals spread around the farm to see them all and make sure they are well. We observe how many are relaxing and chewing the cud, whether they look well-fed and contented or whether they are noisily complaining to us that the grass looks greener Continue reading “Ruminations on Grazing (Bridport Times, June 2018)”

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Biochar Bonfire Night – Saturday 27th October

An evening of fire, food and fun!

Join us for the chance to learn about Biochar: the latest and oldest soil-improvement you’ve never heard of. We’ll show you how to easily make this special kind of charcoal, and what it can do for your garden.

Advantages of Biochar:

  • Less watering
  • Less disease
  • Suitable for all soil types
  • Up to 30% better yields
  • Long lasting, never needs reapplying
  • Locks climate-damaging CO2 in the ground

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Knitting and Wool – Saturday 6th of October

To coincide with British Wool Week and the Campaign for Wool, a join us for a walk and talk showcasing our beautiful organic knitting wool.

From the middle of the 13th century the wool trade was the primary source of wealth in England. It generated the capital to build the magnificent stone churches in Somerset and formed the basis for international trade and in due course to the development of the British empire and colonies. With the recent resurgence of interest in natural fibres and in the crafts of knitting, crochet and felting this is a lovely opportunity to find out about wool and reconnect with our history.

With 5 different traditional breeds of sheep (Dorset Down, Shetland, Hebridean, Jacob and Herdwick) we now sell balls of organic wool in many natural colours and 4 thicknesses, as well as the excellent lamb and mutton. We will meet the sheep in the fields,

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The Importance of Bread – Sunday 16th of September

Discover the story of our flour, from soil to sandwich. See the wheat and rye growing in the fields to tasting samples of the finished loaves, with a demonstration of the milling process in between.

We have been milling and selling our organic stone-ground flour to home bakers for about 20 years now – come and see how it is grown and prepared and share ideas for using it. Flour will also be available to buy from the shop.

The walk will last between 2 and 3 hours, and will include a cup of tea to finish. Children will be welcome; it will not be arranged specially for them but they will have plenty of space and their questions, like yours, will always be addressed. Dogs may come if calm and on a lead, but this walk is less suitable for them. As always we will try to accommodate anyone with

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Open Day – Sunday 26th August

Once again, we would like to invite you to our Open Day. Visit us on the farm, discover what we offer and ask us any questions you have. Drop in for 10 minutes or 2 hours: join us just for a cup of tea and a chat or stay for a full farm walk and lunch.

  • There will be tours around the farm to see animals, crops and wildflowers
  • Adam will demonstrate the milling of our flour with bread samples to taste and recipes to discuss.
  • Ellen will be showing off the luxuriant sheepskins and our range of Continue reading “Open Day – Sunday 26th August”

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It's hot, it's a sports-filled weekend, it's time to crack out the barbie! There's still time to order a selection of our Organic steaks, sausages and burgers before the main event. Whether it's ... See more

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The silver lining of this hot drought is that the hay has been made with record-low worries! It's always satisfying to know that we're prepared for the winter, however far away that feels right now.

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Fresh beef box – Available on Friday 3rd August – Tamarisk Farm

Fresh, grass-fed beef boxes available now for pre-order! Limited availability, follow the link below for more information.

5 months ago

We found a leveret (baby hare) in the long grass when moving the sheep! Isn't it sweet?

5 months ago

The marbled white butterflies are back! We managed to take this picture while checking on the sheep earlier.
Aren't they beautiful creatures?

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We were busy shearing all our sheep the other day; much thanks to our shearers and also to our wonderful helpers who moved sheep, rolled fleeces, and swept the floor so diligently! Because we've got ... See more

5 months ago

Thanks to everyone who came on the wildflower walk in spite of the dull day. As ever it was lovely to share it and to meet people. This year there was more subtlety and less drama - although the ... See more

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WILD FLOWER WALK 2018 - 2.00pm Sunday 17th June.

Come and join us for a wander away from the usual public access to share the beautiful display of early summer wildflowers, particularly the orchids, ... See more

6 months ago

Our new hens are happy in their stylish new home, and the eggs are already rolling in! Get them at our farm shop or Fruits of the Earth, or enjoy a tasty brunch at BearKat Bistro.

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We are very excited to announce the launch of our brand-spanking new website!

As well as wool, you can now get our stoneground flours, pulses, wholegrains, and boxes of grass-fed frozen meat, ... See more

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