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Spring 2020.

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The lockdown diaries on the farm The shut down of the country in March has meant that all of our lives have been somewhat different. This unprecedented time was new territory and only time would tell what it would all mean to each of us individually. As a family we had to take stock of what would be the consequences for us firstly as a small family, then the farm and the business. As with everybody things moved very quickly indeed and lots of things including what you would normally consider small, suddenly became important. As much as you could, you needed to order things but also to take a look at things as a whole. I feel normally relatively far removed from the real world and I am comfortable with how things are. I am sure I am not alone in thinking there is a lot of mind clutter (in normal times anyway) that can fill your head and I normally try and keep it to a minimum. As the the lockdown took hold a torrent of  negative information was across all the media sou
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February 2020 Rain, rain, more rain and gales... The weather continues to be even more challenging with gales and relentless rain. When it rains the results are that it is more difficult to get onto the fields with machinery without doing damage or more to the point getting stuck! One project I have managed to at least start, is to replace an important fence that borders the farm drive. The advantage is that I can do most of the work using the hard surface of the drive so no mess in the fields. It has to be done before spring as the fence line was very weak. Old fenceline with undergrowth. There was also the situation that undergrowth has started to grow up in the fenceline which makes it impossible to tighten the wire so the only option is to start again. Old fenceline removed. With all of the torrential rain we have experienced the streams on the farm become torrents but on the whole we are lucky as we are on the side of a hill that we are relatively unaffected by
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2018 On Mahorall Farm Welcome to Mahorall Farm Blog for 2018. Here is a summary of what has been going on the farm during each month.  December Only a handful of cider shows this month which included Weston Park and Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre which was a total of 3 show days. After a busy year it was quite nice to have a more gentle month for the run up to Christmas. Our cider stand at Much Wenlock Christmas Fair  November  Apple pressing . This month is all dedicated to making and hopefully finishing cider pressing. Cider went well albeit the apples were a bit smaller but surprisingly there was certainly plenty of them! October  Apple picking on the farm and pressing time! Collecting apples on the farm Our own trees this year produced a good crop of apples this year and I managed to find time to collect them before the tide of pheasants arrive.. The influx of Pheasants is always a real pain to be honest as our neighbours rear them and then rele