As well as fruit, we grow wheat and oilseeds on the farm and run two flocks of sheep.
The wheat and oilseed rape( the fields of yellow flowers) are planted in the autumn using zero tillage (conservation agriculture) in our quest to improve the naturally shallow and hungry soils that rise into the Quantock hills above the fruit farm.
In the spring we plant the peas and linseed ( the pretty blue flower seen in June )
The crops are harvested in the summer using the combine harvester, the seeds stored for use in the winter as cattle feed, vegetable oils and linseed oil.
We also have an orchard of 1200 holly trees, which we harvest every Christmas for the berried foliage.
The sheep graze the steep valleys of grass. We have North country mules from Cumbria and a small flock of Ouessants, a French breed of sheep, the smallest sheep in the world, that graze the grass under the tabletop strawberries.