What can be said about this
winter ...... its been awful (even the dogs agree!)!
Cold, wet, and as I write this in the middle of March
the situation is still the same! Hopefully it will soon
warm up and we can get on with planting potatoes!
Ploughing match time! Again
our farm foreman James Ward did us proud, winning the
John Deere challenge cup and best kept tractor. Lucy was
awarded first for her sloe gin, William first for his
beetroot, and Pauline Moore first for her Victoria
sponge! Other awards were received for potatoes and the
overall award for entries was shared between W Moore and
Son and E Morrell and Son.
What a summer, or lack of!
Its been very wet this year, but with a new combine and
grain dryer, all grain is in store for the winter. The
farms first year growing oil seed rape went well and it
is being incorporated into the rotation from now on.
New combine! Joining forces
with our neighbour to enable us both to buy a larger
combine and just run one between us.
New Grain Dryer after 28
years! A big day in the history of W Moore and son! With
weather in the summer becoming more and more
unpredictable, it is essential that we have the ability
to dry our grain
Lucy Moore completes a cycle
ride from Lowdham to Torquay with Notts Young Farmers
raising money for Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Air
17th November 2011
W Moore and Son Facebook page is
launched! Search W Moore and son and like the page to
13th October 2011
Potato harvest is finished! This year we
had approx 60ha of potatoes, and with good conditions
and few breakdowns we finished harvest early.
11th September 2011
Farm foreman James Ward competed in
North Notts Ploughing match coming second in the
commercial class and winning the trophy for the best
ploughing with a John Deere tractor.
23rd August 2011
Annual Crop assurance audit on the farm and
packhouse was passed, allowing us to continue selling our
products as Red Tractor Farm Assured. This means
that our products are grown and packed to the
standards of the scheme.
Solar Photovoltaic unit is installed on
one of the packing sheds. This will allow us to produce
our own electricity. It is situated on the shed that
houses the cooler, and so when demand for the cooler is
high during the summer, the production of electricity
will also be high.