Posts Tagged ‘deepestdorset’

Rainbow at Deepestdorset, Stour Cross Farm

Sunday, June 12th, 2011
June rainbow

June rainbow

Couldn’t resist taking this photo last week. Caught it just before it disappeared.

Thank You – Hardy Chalet

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Picture drawn by Luke Read
Dear Chris & Martin

Thank you very much for making our stay at your farm so welcoming. We all had a lovely time.

Best Wishes and Happy Easter

Rachael, Paul & Luke (5yrs )

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Friday, December 31st, 2010

4 chalets in snow 2 copy

Cow Calving at Stour Cross Farm

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

I couldn’t resist the opportunity to video one of our mature cows calving her second twin calf. The first one was born only minutes before but unfortunately I missed the delivery. The calf was up on its feet shortly afterwards and I was mistaken to think that the calf belonged to the white cow you see in the video as the calf is of similar markings but it was later made obvious that it was the first of the twins. These are our fourth set of twins this year and all of them are doing fine. 

Click on the video link below and watch the wonders of nature. The video is about 8 mins long.

The second twin calf being born

The second twin calf being born

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLgeMcDoKNU

Barn is Gutted at Stour Cross Farm

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
 
 
Right side of barn showing mini slew with pecker to break up concrete

Right side of barn showing mini slew with pecker to break up concrete

Left side of barn. Cubicles down left are intact
Left side of barn. Cubicles down left are intact

Our main wooden cow barn at Stour Cross Farm, which is nearly 30 years old, is now being revamped. The cubicle’s have been dismantled and the base that the cows lie on has gone.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Middle section of barn

Middle section of barn

The reason for this facelift is that Martin had bought a tractor that won’t fit down the aisle’s of the cubicles so major adjustments were needed. Four lines of cubicles had to be dismantled and moved over by a couple of feet. Concrete and chalk were pecked out and the wooden dividers kept to one side.

Once all lines have been removed the work will begin to make the bases again.