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Headys farm @HeadysFarm Milton Keynes, England

just your average British farmer, sharing my day to day life on a mixed farm in Buckinghamshire

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@beckigold32 Thanks 🤞
7/14
2020
@jmadge33 Thanks 👍Failing to get the hay inside before the rain🌧 came, whilst rocking the MJ (one glove)🧤look to protect a gammy fing… https://t.co/obVIPxjg9sOne combine cleaned and almost ready for action. Notice as the combine gets cleaner I get dirtier🤪. We patched up… https://t.co/lgUce4knrn
7/13
2020
@wild_biologist @shepherdesskit @jenn_ifer_jenn @AppletreeChris abattoirs pay more for the classification they want… https://t.co/YdD0FFP3Sd @wild_biologist @shepherdesskit @jenn_ifer_jenn @AppletreeChris Yes, we have had carbon audits on our beef producti… https://t.co/fiK8z6bucX @wild_biologist @shepherdesskit @jenn_ifer_jenn @AppletreeChris If we forget the market, my lambs would be at their… https://t.co/UJwNntVW0w @wild_biologist @shepherdesskit @jenn_ifer_jenn @AppletreeChris Also we have to think of costs. if we fed those lam… https://t.co/s5MIkUjfMu @wild_biologist @shepherdesskit @jenn_ifer_jenn @AppletreeChris To a large extent we are controlled by the market.… https://t.co/vFjCCeCPuH
7/12
2020
@KateBeavan Fantastic picture 👍Please help me spread my word and share. Yes it easy to bolt things up forget about stuff when you’re stressed or d… https://t.co/PyhlTbLL88
Retweeted by Headys farmIt’s too easy to think of cute young lambs when you see ‘lamb’ on the menu or in the butchers, but in regards to me… https://t.co/ZV0iK6uxxs
7/11
2020
@sjtomo157 Keep up the great work. These tests aren’t ideal, but we have to make the best of the tools we have been given. Thanks @kremington11 Hi, the TB can be passed cattle to cattle or spread via wildlife. we do have badgers, and I saw one r… https://t.co/jCFUf9K1br @sjtomo157 Hart breaking for them 🥺 @sjtomo157 @NFULNR @TB_Advisory Thanks. I understand rules are rules, but with a clear gamma test and the skin test… https://t.co/lrxub05S2I @StuDairyVet I feel for farm vets! #bovineTB must be so draining for you. I guess you become a vet for the love of… https://t.co/KbHjI4XBHz @KiliZac The skin test is judged more severely because we failed our last TB test. So cattle that would have had an… https://t.co/QN8MoECWYN @sharon19231 It’s a government funded scheme, so I am not sure of the costs. I did hear that the gamma test alone (… https://t.co/07alxFjodx @SheriM63019140 He doing really well, we are planning to let him out into the field soon, hoping that he will still… https://t.co/zfrY9vXCR5
7/10
2020
@lovefarmingltd Yes, we still need two clear tests. it’s a real shame this couldn’t have been reassessed inlight of the abattoir results. @SheriM63019140 We did get some compensation, but it seems so wasteful sending them off never having reached their… https://t.co/H4UvrtHyY9 @palmer_conrad Too true 👍👍 @WillW_A @NFUtweets Well said 👍We have the abattoir results back from the culled TB cattle:“no visible lesions”(no sign of TB). So under normal ci… https://t.co/iLaFjwAEQX @Wyefarm I am growing some fantastic wild oats this year 🤦🏻‍♂️
7/9
2020
@agricontract @NFUEducation @eatfarmnow Sheet of hessian will do the job 👍Farmrunner is relaunching this weekend! Why not go for a run, walk or jog this weekend and post about it using the… https://t.co/S1me0aMzLx
Retweeted by Headys farmShifting a fair bit of grain this week ready to fit in this years harvest. Oats are quite a bit lighter than wheat… https://t.co/qQnZfO48AP
7/8
2020
Today we managed to get a second cut of silage off this blackgrassy field just before it rained🌧. On Sunday when we… https://t.co/5iwJ2RbIzC
7/7
2020
Last years bottle fed lamb Petal came to see me today. I was in two minds whether to keep her for breeding or not,… https://t.co/IiyMBCU8EAFor The Love of The Land brings together a wide range of voices from the British 🇬🇧 farming industry. We celebrate… https://t.co/pSvysD0W9q
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7/6
2020
@CropProtect Thanks 😊👍
7/5
2020
@timaharris No solution really. We could use a gas banger to scare them off, but the crows are so clever they will… https://t.co/L5POr9xN00 @gmarsh47 I don’t mind some here and there, but when you see a cloud of them it’s hard not to think of the amount o… https://t.co/Th2cyVTVreThe pigeons and crows are now teaming up to eat our growing wheat and barley🌾🐦🌾🐦🌾🐦. The pigeons are landing on the… https://t.co/y4p7USen3u @ElmTreeBees 🤞, I didn’t realise that the nectar was so tempature dependent. @CarbonCowboys @st_jamescheese @LEAF_Education @JustFarmersUK @sjtomo157 Extreme case of wooden tounge! 🤣 @Y29BAR @DeclanJoyce21 Great work. I need to be more organised like you and leave a garden fork at the gate to take… https://t.co/ezFc2k7uzJ @DeclanJoyce21 I was going to top half and leave half to see how much better it grows back, but after chopping all… https://t.co/waxBYpdoaa
7/4
2020
#thistles cut in June it’s too soon, cut in July they will die. Time to try and stop those thistles multiplying in… https://t.co/v9nO1XUtEA @JackSharpe9 @RSABI @dpjfoundation @FCNcharity @RuralSupport @AddingtonFund @Henrycspencer26 Great work! Looks like an idyllic location!
7/3
2020
@Jeanm86Jones @PippaJones9 @UKWX_ @bbcweather No I hadn’t either, absolutely stunning! One I won’t forget!Day 5 🙈Day 4 of @RSABI 25 push ups for 25 days to raise awareness of mental health issues in rural communities… https://t.co/0Oq6z6xtMV
7/2
2020
@driwbach @NFFNUK I think it was, the wings look too big for a #sixspotBurnet. 👍 @j999jad @JoeWStanley @NFFNUK Jealous, we don’t have any of them 😍! @jenn_ifer_jenn @UKWX_ @bbcweather Beautiful, I love a sunset! It was so stunning tonight that I jumped out the win… https://t.co/fYFZZr8F1eNever seen a sunset rainbow like this before 😍, it was spectacular! @UKWX_ @bbcweather #rainbow #sunset #summer https://t.co/jZraDh6AOOSome people look at a field of crop and think it’s just like green concrete, but look a little deeper and there is… https://t.co/PRimWIePvy @ElmTreeBees @RSABI @AmieLizBurke @dpjfoundation @FCNcharity @RuralSupport @AddingtonFund 🤣. You’d be great in front of the camera. 👍👍
7/1
2020
The press-ups get a bit shallower 2/3rds of the way through as I got a large bit of straw in my 👁 🌾🙈Day 4 of @RSABI 25 push ups for 25 days to raise awareness of mental health issues in rural communities… https://t.co/iPxa8n6GeH
6/30
2020
@AmieLizBurke Yes, not a bad crop, seems to have hung on despite the lack of moisture. 🤔 you have got me thinking,… https://t.co/sKM7M6jqNdDay 3 of @RSABI 25 push ups for 25 days to raise awareness of mental health issues in rural communities… https://t.co/xGHGqbMRGx @hunstantonsmith @ellelaird @RSABI @dpjfoundation @FCNcharity @RuralSupport @AddingtonFund @ChrisManley777 You are… https://t.co/UCmWtyIhs9 @CandBRamblers Thanks for sharing 😁 @hunstantonsmith @ellelaird @RSABI @dpjfoundation @FCNcharity @RuralSupport @AddingtonFund @ChrisManley777 Some gre… https://t.co/GAlmTVsGOU @AmieLizBurke It’s was a bit chilly up there last night, I had to edit out the audio as you could only here the win… https://t.co/2GsTZw4mQx
6/29
2020
Day 2 of @RSABI 25 push ups for 25 days to raise awareness of mental health issues in rural communities… https://t.co/ZY69MVNDO1Tempted the family out for a walk and then got them rogueing their way through the barley field and back again (pic… https://t.co/hJDK2s20TC @emmlous82 Happy Birthday!!
6/28
2020
Taking some pictures of our new lambs tonight and accidentally snapped 📸 a dragon 🐉 flying past in the background😲.… https://t.co/jjFnLnzExd @AmieLizBurke @RSABI @dpjfoundation @FCNcharity @RuralSupport @AddingtonFund @ChrisManley777 @navaratnampart1 I was… https://t.co/qAUATzOohXDay 1 of @RSABI 25 push ups for 25 days to raise awareness of mental health issues in rural communities… https://t.co/BEOqq3MPDYJust one of the little differences between the UK and US food production systems @navaratnampart1 #amrhttps://t.co/pRgFglY3h9
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6/27
2020
@TheBlueMercian Ha ha, thanks for taking an interest, I enjoy sharing our farming story.The second ‘barron’ ewe proving she is still a productive member of the flock 😲. Well done girl, we don’t mind bonu… https://t.co/OtXFlItUooGreat quote from @RossEdgley “Social media is like a hammer, you can build a house with a hammer or punch your self… https://t.co/H8HMYsxySs @bevkayshea68 Yes I chose long sleeves yesterday as a bit of sun and hay dust protection, but it was roasting. 👍 @madeinholmfirth @nsummers1234 @chrissiepebbles @RamblersCymru @PeakRambler Hi, just for reference, they are our ca… https://t.co/WDVU4vUPGJ @SheenaHorner Will do, I’ll add potting up to my to do list 👍
6/26
2020
Just catching up with @RandRFarmingPod featuring the legend @GallowayChilli @SheenaHorner. What a great ambassador… https://t.co/WtpL4tDounThis morning stacking little bales, and this afternoon on to round bale hay. It’s all in the shed now so it probabl… https://t.co/KP6WY8nJhA @aplin_louise Thanks, glad you like them 😊Today we have been manually stacking little bales of hay into the dry before any potential storms. The loader was r… https://t.co/pklWPencHA @jemf55 Yes, and it smells really good this year because the grass is still relatively young and dried quickly 👌 @Emmcc4 It’s all part of the thrill, we still have quite a bit to do today but hopefully we will get it in before t… https://t.co/V4gPWbgjz8 @chrisleamon1 @piggy_jags @overthefarmgate A tough job in the heat, but character building 😉.
6/25
2020
@SheenaHorner We are missing a trick, perhaps if we provided beer and cake we could tempt the neighbors to help. 😁👍 @KateAgValuer @TheHillsCountry Spot on 💪, can I add: picking hay splinters out of you hands in the evening.Making hay whilst the sun shines! So hay is just dried grass, and today we are making it into small bales (the old… https://t.co/HcHNn3N34EAt @HeadysFarm they make two types of silage to feed our cattle over the winter. They make some into bales and so… https://t.co/sz5sqz0yzB
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6/24
2020
@palmer_conrad @ElmTreeBees Yes, incredible creatures. Hopefully I can get to the honey before my daughter finishes… https://t.co/uiH1wpJ9I9🐝Thanks @ElmTreeBees, I hope your bees enjoy at HeadysFarm Bee’n’Bee 🙈#dadjoke alert🚨. #bees #naturefriendlyfarminghttps://t.co/FFggWlpdjx @Tuttlebees Yes, I hear they are pretty good at soil conditioning. I have to justify my spend on green manures/cove… https://t.co/gnCVGcW8f2 @OnTheLandRadio1 @NFFNUK I don’t know all the details, but I think it will need replanting next year, some plants w… https://t.co/E0QVDg1de8 @Tuttlebees I am tempted to try some in our cover crops, but they are so expensive compared to alternatives like common vetch. @Tuttlebees Yes, it’s in the mix, well spotted 👍 @OnTheLandRadio1 @NFFNUK It’s in three separate plots. Yes it will be really interesting to see it grow and who it benefits 😁
6/23
2020
@Dairymaid1 @NFUtweets Thanks 👍😁Planting some bird seed for a neighbour today. This should grow throughout the summer and autumn to provide a valua… https://t.co/xraHT9klCK @cropresearchse1 because the last test found an infected beast they are using the two test together to try and find… https://t.co/pmythzsfdW @Tryingitout101 @FarmRunnerUK Looks like a fantastic run 😁👍 @ElmTreeBees Thanks @ElmTreeBees, I look forward seeing the busy 🐝 about. 👍 @Babs_KL @FarmRunnerUK That’s a cracking crop of barley, I bet the farmer is pleased with that. Glad it helps 👍 @beckigold32 @FarmRunnerUK Lovely picture. That crops is there to confuse you, it’s a bearded wheat 🌾. A wheat with awns similar to barley 🙈
6/22
2020
@TheHillsCountry Thanks 👍 @SheenaHorner @FarmRunnerUK 🥵🥵 was struggling at the end🤣
6/21
2020

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