cheese wire: The idea for this was taken from an antique Guy saw at a farm sale. The two drums control the depth of a wire than runs 2cm under the surface of a seed bed, killing weeds as they germinate without bringing more seeds up from deep. It helps to establish a “stale” seed bed whereby most weed seeds germinate and are killed before the crop is sown. It can reduce weeding costs by 95% and was made in our own workshop for less than £1000.
tracked wheelbarrow: This gets small loads out of wet fields without damaging the soil. It was adapted out of a machine bought through Auto-Trader for £1000.
wild garlic in the woods: We have talked about wild garlic and have used it in some of our recipes. A lot of people didn’t have it, so we decided to pick it from the woods on our farm so we could offer it to customers.