Our Life at Denbury Farm Blog 2nd November 2017

November 2, 2017 in new_blog, Uncategorized by MrFarmer


I wish they would stop messing about with the clocks going back and forward every year. Already it has taken us 3 days trying to get use to it and it will be a week or more to be able to fully get to the right time. The animals don’t know what time it is so we gradually change over the course of 10 days plus. Be great to get an extra hour lay in but unfortunately it would be on our minds and I wouldn’t be able to sleep knowing that the animals were waiting at the gates for breakfast.

The reasons they give for changing the clocks seem to change from one year to another. It use to be something to do with farming and the war years, but just recently it is because it will get dark so early in Scotland. What ever the reason it doesn’t do us a lot of good.

We are so fortunate to have the wildlife we have at Denbury. Three types of deer, two we see regularly, fox, badger, stoat, weasel, now and then the otter and so many species of birds that we loose count. We will put the bird feeder camera on over the next week. Unfortunately most birds on the farm don’t eat what we put out. A good few do.

In the spring of 2016, just after Springwatch we had a phone call from their production team who were considering Denbury as a Springwatch location. Unfortunately, maybe not unfortunately. The biggest problem would have been the very large artic lorries that would have needed to come. The location they chose had not all the wildlife that we have at Denbury, and I am not sure how we would be able to suffer the disruption to our life and how much it would disturb our wildlife