06Apr, 24
Farming

April Update From Luke

I was hoping to write this months update with news of spring sunshine and glorious grass growth for the new born calves to be put out to pasture. Alas it is still raining and very much impossible to even think about livestock returning to the farm fields. We have some pigs out doing their job of minimum tillage to the arable rotational land, ready to plant in the Spring but apart from that Herons Green Farm on the other side of the lake is still under siege.   Tip of the month: With Easter already over I wanted to share some interesting information and a few tips for Easter including a recipe fo …

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01Mar, 24
Farming

March update from Luke

Another month of biblical rainfall demonstrates the significance of soil health in the face of this exceptional period of time. This year with my ambition to become a better advocate for regenerative farming I will be focusing on evidencing the efficacy of interventions that deliver on improved soil health and compaction. I have been working hard and joining my children on their journey of learning as I took myself back to school to take part in a Soil Advocate Training course, I have found it fascinating and an extremely comprehensive introduction to regeneration. I hope that what I have learn …

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01Feb, 24
Farming

February Update From Luke

Can you believe that the first month of 2024 is already over? Well, time flies when you are having fun, doesn’t it? Speaking of which, The Story can promise you lots of great tasting beef and pork from our farm.  As you know, you’re not just getting great food but also products that we believe is building a landscape that holds more biological diversity and more carbon.   I made a promise or a new years resolution to become a better advocate for farming and therefore i’m trying to write more, be more social, meet more people and run better healthier lifestyle and businesses. During t …

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30Nov, 23
Farming

World Soil Day

It’s World Soil Day on 5th December –   a day dedicated to focusing attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. Our focus on soil “where food begins”, aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, increasing soil awareness and encouraging societies to improve soil health. Did you know that there are more living organisms in a tablespoon of soil than people on Earth? Soil is a world made up of organisms, …

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28Aug, 23
Farming

A new partnership!

We have some exciting news – we are now partnered with Puxton Farm Shop and Butchers ! This strategic alliance brings together the creativity and expertise of The Story Group with the quality and tradition of Puxton Park Butchers. This partnership means Puxton Park will now be providing their customers with premium meat sourced and reared in the most sustainable way possible. We’re very excited for this new partnership! Keep an eye out for news and offers from Puxton Park! …

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15Jul, 23
Farming

July update from Luke: Pigs, wonderful pigs!

This month I want to talk about pigs, wonderful creatures that give so much, twice a year farrowing up to 15 piglets each time, natural selection does seem to give us an average of 10 piglets per litter but these sows are amazing and with deepest respect i   really enjoying looking after our pigs.   We have gone for rare breed pigs, we have Gloucester Old Spots / Large Blacks / Tamworth and Saddlebacks, 8 sows in total.   Those of you who have been with us for a while probably know that raising pigs off of our own fermented feed produced almost entirely on the farm has been something we’ve …

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08Jun, 23
Farming

May recap from Luke

This time of year is great, all the panic about no grass for the livestock and too much rain seems a distant memory.  The sun is shining, I am sitting at home in a a field amongst the long grass and I am full of love and hope. I certainly have moments when it feels like we are fighting a hopeless battle with my journey with food and farming and it’s events like Fire in your Soul, which give strength for these moments. Since then I have not met this many old and new friends all doing the very best they can to avoid the looming climate collapse. There is too many people to thank for a very sp …

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20Apr, 23
Farming

April update from Luke

Spring has sprung in the Chew Valley. With the grass starting to grow thank goodness, it’s time to plan out the grazing season. It feels like the latest we have ever let cows out but the sight of letting them loose and seeing them all run wild, kicking their back legs up with such joyous enthusiasm never fails to bring a little joy to your own heart. This week we celebrate Earth Day and we’re bringing you stories of hope, connection, resilience and regeneration, just as Mother Nature would want it. As stewards of our grasslands, we know how critical these landscapes are for maintaining a he …

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05Jan, 23
Farming

Support Regenuary

Regenuary is a movement to change the over-simplistic story which stems from Veganuary saying that ‘all animal agriculture always has a greater negative impact than any plant-based agriculture’, as this is far from true. Instead, we want the focus to be adjusted to the importance of Regenerative Farming, or Regenerative Agriculture. Regenerative Agriculture is a type of farming that has a positive effect on the land. It’s an incredible way to restore biodiversity, stabilise the climate & produce healthy food. But what does it involve? Regenerative Agriculture is quite simple: it …

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06Dec, 22
Farming

World Soil Day

Yesterday was World Soil Day,  #WorldSoilDay,  a day dedicated to focusing attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources.  We are going to take this a step further and extend this for a whole year,  #YearofSoil.  We are going to become advocates of soil, premiere films, butchery demonstrations across the city and talks and debates about food and farming.  This year’s focus “Soils: Where food begins” aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing chal …

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13Sep, 22
Farming

Of Monibot and Myth

I am trying to make some sense of a new book by Geore Monbiot’s, Regenesis and  this link  which is an article on pasture raised beef being the most damaging of farm products.   As I write this I would hate for my forefathers to think i am belittling their way of farming because i am not, they were great farmers following a system that was rewarding them for growing as much as they could and supporting the nation. I like to think we farm for the future, I have 3 children and spend a lot of my time thinking about ways to reduce global warming and improve their future. I believe the way in which we …

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