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 The Farm in Numbers...

You’d be amazed how much information modern farmers have to provide for the various authorities! Every last detail is mapped by aerial photography and satellite. But these office folk don’t always get it right – our septic tank which we dug in 1983 is shown as a ‘historic monument’! Should we charge people to enter?! 

Here is a summary of the farm statistics

Currently the farm has 30% of the land area in woodland and ponds and the remainder is farmed:

 

 

Hectares

%

Woods and ponds

34.96

29.95%

Silage

54.036

46.29%

Grazing

23.83

20.42%

Yards

3.899

3.34%

Total

116.725

 


 

 

47 fields

35.0 ha broadleaved woodlands

39.6 ha improved grassland

14.4 ha semi-improved grassland

23.8 ha unimproved grassland

2.5 ha fenced Brown Hairstreak Butterfly reserve

2.4 km public road frontage

0.32 km public footpath

14.42 km old hedges

4.65 km hedges planted by us

14.6 km sheep fencing

125 gates

6.68 km farm tracks

1.0 km concreted farm roads

2.2 km known buried water pipes

3.12 km streams

2.0 km rivers

26 neighbours sharing boundaries

3 Quarries

6 Wells

7 Springs

30 ponds

41 cross-country horse jumps

41 buildings, blocks of pens etc.

24 buildings have been demolished by us.

170 falcon pens

240  breeding falcons

5 Red Squirrel pens

3 Beaver enclosures

48 Wiltshire Horn ewes

30 Wiltshire Horn store lambs

120 tack sheep (winter)

60 Tack store cattle (summer)
 

 
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