Simon's News - March 2017

The land, we think is finally drying up so we can apply some fertiliser and sprays to the crops, then like itsy bitsy spider, down came the rain AGAIN!

The building work for our new grain store has begun and our new grain drier has been delivered. The capacity of the old one was just 18 tonne, the new one will hold 35 tonne.

We have just resurfaced a large part of the car park at the Farm Shop site, which has made things look much tidier and there is now less chance of slips and trips for our customers! White lines should be done post Easter, please bear with us.

The six-nations came and went, although we won the Championship it was a bit of a hollow victory. To come so close to back to back Grand Slams and also 19 consecutive wins will be a hard place to get to again.

This month too I went to see a musical about Bob Marley at the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham. It was great, “you can’t beat a bit of Bob”, there was lots of back story to the songs that he wrote and it was amazing how many words I knew to the songs, I didn’t even realise I did.

Earlier in the month I went for a long weekend in Spain to see the farm my Grandfather purchased in the 1960s. It was good to see the ‘wall’ where he is buried; very peaceful, quiet and thought evoking.

The second weekend of April is my Father’s 87th Birthday, we have a family gathering planned and I am really looking forward to it. I am fortunate enough to have both of my parents still around, they’re such an asset to me so we will make sure to celebrate together.

I have a milestone birthday fast-approaching (I might have mentioned it last month). When I turned 50, I flew in a Mig29 jet in Russia. Not sure what to do this time, but I am sure that I will think of something.

I wanted to include the picture (right) of my washing line. It might appear to be a strange picture to include but in my (nearly) 60 years, this was the first washing I had ever hung out on a line! All in all, not a terrible experience and certainly much better than ironing... my least favourite chore.

Over Easter, at Becketts Farm we have an Easter event for families, with animals to see on site, including chicks hatching daily. It’s a lovely event to tie in with a visit to our Farm Shop or Restaurant and costs only £1 per person entry to the event. If you’re a regular customer, look out for our free entry vouchers, granted every time you spend over £20 with us between now and the event itself. The event is running 8th-17th April, so please do join us!

Until next time,