News

Fixing our soils

The flooding and erosion we experienced over last winter showed us that the soil on Deepdale Farm was in need of attention. ‘Farmed out’ was one expression used, not the way we say we farm something out when we get someone else to do a job, but that the soil had literally had the goodness farmed out of it. Deepdale […]

Drilling our first organic wheat crop

Yesterday was a very special day on the farm as we drilled our first organic wheat crop. This wheat crop is special for a few reasons: It’s our first organic food crop This really marks the beginning of our journey into organic and regenerative agriculture, farming sensitively and with the health of our soils and wildlife in mind. The crop […]

Copy and paste flower-rich grassland

We took a quick trip over to Warham today where farmer Phil Harrison had kindly left us some bales of cut grasses and wildflowers. We moved these to Deepdale Farm where we plan to spread them on one of our fields – this mix of dozens of species is truly diverse and couldn’t be replicated using bought-in seed. It’s a […]

United We Ag Podcast featuring Jason & Nathan

The world of agriculture has embraced Twitter in a big way, and both Nathan & Jason love chatting with fellow farmers all around the world.  That connection has helped develop ideas for Deepdale, and connected this North Norfolk Coast farm to a wealth of advice, support & knowledge. Through those chats, Jason & Nathan met Derek Brazda, host of ‘United […]

Coastal farm’s transformation will shift focus from food production to nature

Deepdale Farm near Burnham Market is embarking on a bold transformation which includes converting 60-80pc of its arable land into environmental features. Article by Chris Hill, Pictures by Brittany Woodman A north Norfolk farm is preparing to convert up to 80pc of its arable land into environmental features as part of a radical “regenerative” transformation to boost its business resilience. […]

AgoftheWorld Tweets

For a week in July 2020, Nathan & Jason took over the @AgoftheWorld twitter account. They joined a worldwide community of farmers telling the story of their farms. They discovered the twitter account because of the interesting posts by other farmers, helping build the knowledge & helping shape the future of @DeepdaleFarm. Here are the tweets Nathan & Jason created […]

Looking Forward after a Wet Winter

Here at Deepdale Farm, we have great ambitions to improve the farm for wildlife and people and to farm more sustainably. We’ve been thinking about a wide range of projects – no idea is too insane. We’re really excited about the future. Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans, however (as John Lennon sang). So thanks to […]

Busy Weekend

We had another busy weekend on the farm. While Stephen ran pump tests for our irrigation, Nathan and Jason recorded the latest Deepdale Podcast, and we all went to The Greatest Online Agricultural Show (virtually). As the lockdown continues, nature continues to enjoy the peace & quiet, getting bolder each day. Deepdale Podcast Despite there not being events to chat […]

Eat Farm Now – Lockdown Learning

The lovely people at Eat Farm Now and NFU Learning are developing great farming and food production related lockdown learning materials, to help entertain and educate the younger (& possibly more mature) members of the family, during these strange strange times. They include videos, interviews, activities, and best of all its completely free. Learn why ‘Farmers are so smelly’, make […]

Coronavirus Lockdown Activity – Farming Fun Book

The NFU have put together this fun activity book, which will helping entertain your kids (and you) during the Coronavirus/Covid 19 lockdown. Games, colouring, dot to dot, cut outs … Discover more about farming and the countryside, while being entertained! To download the comic book: www.deepdalefarm.co.uk/activities/lets-talk-farming-fun-book.pdf