Last week our Samsung American Fridge freezer broke just 6 years old and just beyond it’s 5 year warrantee. As there were faults on the motherboard and potentially a leak which could not be repaired plus the motor sounded odd reluctantly we purchased a new one. The internals of the fridge were all in good … More Upcycled Cold Frame from old Fridge Freezer
After 10 years our retaining wall of wooden railway sleepers is now due for replacement, not wanting to have the need to replace again we came up with these railway sleepers made from recycled plastic including plastic bottles and used silage wrap the product can be cut with a circular saw or chain saw and … More Bigger than a drop in the ocean
This is the Second time since installation but well over due, with this hot dry summer and surrounding fields, the dust build up was anticipated to be significant but I was surprised at how dirty the panels had become, I would anticipate a 15% increase in light post clean, so well worth the 3 hours … More Have you cleaned your solar panels?
Our latest project on the farm is to reinstate the drive fence, working with Paul Bird a local contractor has been full on fun, but finding and disconnecting our internet, home line and business line all in one simple manoeuvre was not in the plan so lost a little time today in re routing the … More Disconnect your internet for a day
With green fields all around us, it is easy to think that this would be green enough, but we want to do more, we are all here just for a short time and our vision for the farm is to put a little back during the time we are here. On the 20th of October … More How Green are we doing?
Some four years past we stole an idea from our nearby Coughton Court, home of the gunpowder plot, now owned by the National Trust this house benefits from stunning formal gardens and its own kitchen garden and orchard. Mowing our own orchard we discovered Coughton Court were leaving the space between the trees to go … More Its the Little Things That Count
A Little More Green Sir? Ten years on at Oaks Barn Farm and still growing. This spring has seen the launch of our Come Grow With Us Project on the Farm, we recognise that our guests have a desire to get back to nature and the simplicity of eating healthily. We are now able to offer … More A Little More Green Sir?
This is our latest experiment on the farm, we wanted some raised beds but the cost and longevity of using timber plus the idea of tantalised chemicals leaching into our organic beds caused us to look a little further. At a recent farm sale we purchased 3 galvanised cattle drinkers for £35 each, we then … More Raised bed planter inspiration
Part of the farms social enterprise, our new growing space will add another skill set enabling guests and volunteers to gain a deeper understanding of where their food comes from Shane of Norton College Gate Hanging at Oaks Barn Farm For more information on our Farm Stay options visit: http://bit.ly/FarmStayOptions
It’s close to our financial year end, and whilst we keep a keen eye on the farms financial growth we measure more than just that at Oaks Barn Farm. Global travel opens up a wide range of travel opportunities, we wanted our guests to book with us safe in the knowledge that their holiday has … More Green Farm Stay