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Preparing for winter

It’s an exciting time at Godminster farm all around. We have our cheese production area nearing completion and our new website will be launching in a matter of weeks. Additionally, Richard has just given me a quick rundown of all the comings and goings on the land….

They’ve made third cut silage and whole crop silage, the clamps are nice and fully ready for winter. The silage, which we make with predominately cut grass, we keep nice and dry under the sheets, allowing the grass to ferment and mature – just like a good cheese, it provides lots of feed for the winter and the cows love it! They have ‘combined’ all the winter oats. Some of these oats we will use in our new digestive biscuits that I have mentioned on the blog. They have been ploughing, cultivating and drilling the fertility leys. For organic farmers like Godminster, this is an essential part of the farming process as it suppresses the growth of weeds and feeds the land. The final turning of the winter compost is done, so it will be ready to spread soon. Which is great news, as it’s like an injection of vitamins for the soil. Whilst all this has been going on out on the farm, we’ve been back here in the office, getting everything ready for Speciality & Fine Food Fair next weekend – very busy times indeed!

Jess.

 

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