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Prepared Soil on Castlefarm
Author: Jenny Young
What it means to be an organic farmer in Ireland today … Jenny Young writes about life and work on an organic mixed farm in Co Kildare - and selling its produce
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Castlefarm Calves
Author: Jenny Young
What it means to be an organic farmer in Ireland today … Jenny Young writes about life and work on an organic mixed farm in Co Kildare - and selling its produce
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Seedlings
Author: Jenny Young
At Castlefarm we have a number of allotments, which people rent to grow their own food. It is nice to be able to share our land with people who are interested in growing their own food. It’s hard work, but well worth the effort and we help as much as we can.
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Castlefarm Cows
Author: Jenny Young
What it means to be an organic farmer in Ireland today … Jenny Young writes about life and work on an organic mixed farm in Co Kildare - and selling its produce.
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Christmas Hamper Bag
Author: Jenny Young
At the beginning of this month we dried off our herd of 89 organic cows. To slow down their milk production we milked once a day for a couple of days. Then we withdrew their silage feed and replaced it with straw.
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Castlefarm Cows
Author: Jenny Young
Yippee one more month milking, before we dry off for the winter. At the beginning of November we bring our cows indoors for the winter. For the next two months they will sleep indoors on straw bedding and will be fed a diet of silage, which is wilted grass that we cut and put into a pit or baled earlier in the summer.
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Jenny Young
Author: Jenny Young
August and September are the months when I supply organic fruit, vegetables and duck eggs to The BrookLodge Hotel for its annual harvest menu in The Strawberry Tree restaurant.
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Courgette at Castlefarm
Author: Jenny Young
We have been walking the farm on a weekly basis to manage our dairy herds grazing. The gorgeous warm July and its lack of rain means our organic grass is sparse. We have had to feed silage ground, earmarked for winter feed. Hopefully we will not have to buy in too much organic dairy feed this winter as a substitute.
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Jenny Young
Author: Jenny Young
So far the summer has been good to us dairy farmers at Castlefarm. The warm weather has meant lot of grass growth and we have managed to harvest our second cut of silage.
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Jenny Young
Author: Jenny Young
The Castlefarm garden is beginning to yield vegetables. Due to an especially busy spring calving this year sowing was delayed. However at last we are enjoying lettuce, courgettes and rocket. Cucumbers are appearing in the poytunnel as well as the first tomatoes.
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