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61mm of rain means quite a dry month and unlike last year when we were recovering from the flooding of August, we were still able to carry on with building and field work.

We have had four calves born this month one Angus bull one heifer and two black and white bulls all doing well.

Combine Harvester harvesting oatsTrnsferring oats from combine to trailerRight at the start of the month we combined the oats and here is Alan in action we had fine weather and got both grain and straw in good dry condition all is now stored and stacked away.

Big silage bailsCombining finished and the milestone field cleared next is big bale silage on peacocks field and here we have 53 bales to cart I’m planning to cart and feed most of them straight from the field as we are currently feeding last years bales and might as well only be handling them once.

As I mentioned last month Miranda wanted us to attend the Nantwich food festival on the 25th and so having been given the deadline the trailer had to be finished.

Here we are in action and I must say we had a flyer of a day and thanks to all the support we have received. Dairy Farmers of Britain our milk buyers given a special mention for supplying the cheese samples which went down very well and are coming soon as we had numerous requests by would be buyers.

Samples only that day but look at their site for more details

Our trailer was busy all day as you can see. Special thanks to Chris and Shaw for coming helping at short notice.

Steelwork for the new shed is now being fabricated and we hope to have it up in some part for bonfire night which this year is actually on the fifth.

Simons room at MyerscoughSimon has now moved in at Myerscough and is enjoying his course I have also been contacted by Natalie who is now at Glasgow studying for her vetnary course for Nat it will be a long haul before she finally reaches her ambition but I’m SURE she WILL get there.

The first picture is Simon in his room the second Nat hard at work on a project called “fresher’s week”

Last month I mentioned the Cheshire Ploughing Match and this time we have actually managed some proper pictures as Andy and Bud (our works experience) went also.

Don't forget our nature page, we have some interesting pictures this month .

October will see the trailer out again at national school milk week this runs between the 10th and 14th and we will be at Greenfields school in Winsford and Lister Infant school in Liverpool.

Should all be fun

See you next month PHIL.

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