A Visitors View


We had a nice weekend break away from the pains and stresses of buying a house, in the lovely city of Worcester. Even though there was quite a bit of rain while we were there, which seems to be the running theme to our adventures of 2016, we still enjoyed ourselves and here’s five reasons […] … More A Visitors View

Not Our Farm but we have something in common


https://videopress.com/embed/jwMxOIFY?hd=0&autoPlay=0&permalink=0&loop=0 When we bought the farm we were anticipating retirement. We had an initial five year business plan. A plan which did not include a live in farm manager; we were firm in our commitment to protect our privacy. A plan which did not include a new construction project; we were firm in our commitment … More Not Our Farm but we have something in common

Lambing 2017


Just as the soil is starting to warm and the snowdrops rise their heads from the cold of winter, the signs that summer lies just around the corner are everywhere to see. Spring is my favourite time of year on the farm, getting the lambing shed ready for the imminent arrival of this years lambs is … More Lambing 2017

An NHS to be proud of


 While good news stories rarely make the headlines, Oaks Barn Farm’s Wayne Smith as a follow on from his recent article in the Farmers Guardian, Wayne was video interviewed on Wednesday by Susan Kirkpatrick Senior Researcher from The University of Oxford as part of the Inquire Research Project.   INQUIRE (Improving NHS quality using … More An NHS to be proud of

If you love what you do you will never have to work again….


Sitting in bed looking out onto our frosted open fields with the sheep lay down waiting for the sun to warm the pasture, paints a picture of an ideal rural landscape, and indeed it is, but the work behind any sucessful business can often go unnoticed, for many Christmas Day is a time to relax … More If you love what you do you will never have to work again….