A step closer to self sufficiency

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on A step closer to self sufficiency

A step closer to self sufficiency

Things have been ticking along just lovely at the farm. The cows took no time at all to get used to the automatic milking system, they are producing more milk than before and it’s safe to say they are a healthy and happy herd. However, we don’t like to sit stagnant for too long. Once we knew everything was ticking along just nicely with the milking system we started to research how else we can be a better business. How can we be more environmentally friendly? More economical? How can we move forward as a...

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And the Robots are live…

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on And the Robots are live…

And the Robots are live…

So, it’s been just a little crazy at the farm this week  because on Tuesday the robots finally went live.  It’s strange when there has been such a huge build up to a massive change like this, it’s like you mentally prepare yourself for the absolute worse case scenario, question your every decision, dream bad dreams, lose sleep, turn grey over the idea that things could go catastrophically wrong and then when D-day arrives it’s surreal.  The day passes without a hitch (well nothing to...

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Out with the old and in with the new

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Out with the old and in with the new

                  Exciting times here at Moorhayes Farm. Yesterday morning we took delivery of our brand new sparkling Milking Robots. Don’t you just love new things? We’ve been preparing for their arrival for a while now, demolishing buildings and clearing out old in preparation for new. I have to say it’s been great fun, such a buzz of activity, and we really are blessed to have such great workmen in and around our local area, always the...

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30th March 2014 – British Summertime Begins

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

30th March 2014 – British Summertime Begins

  I know, I know, we’ve been very quiet on the blog front over here at Moorhayes Farm.  Sorry about that folks, we promise to talk to you a lot more in the coming months. Truth it’s been a long long dreary winter hasn’t it?  Luckily we in South Somerset have managed to escape the worst of the weather but our hearts go out to our colleagues over on the levels who will be suffering the hangover for months to come yet.  We’d like to thank all our lovely customers and suppliers who have sent us...

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Summer Roundup

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 1 comment

Summer Roundup

Oh boy oh boy.  Summer in the cheese making business really is a whirlwind.  There are cheese shows and cheese competitions, cheese exhibitions, cheese weeks, it’s never ending.  We at Keens have been exhibiting and tasting, selling and showing, competing and winning (big!) every weekend since July.  To be honest a couple of us are still exhibiting over in Bra, Italy with the lovely folks over at Slow Food so for James and George the show still goes on, however I thought it about time I blogged a little blog...

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Milk fit for cheese

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Did you hear the news last month that apparently a third of primary school children think that cheese comes from plants?  My husband wishes that were true because it sure would make his life a lot easier. Let us just put the record straight, cheese does not come from plants it is made from milk, and that milk comes from cows, we will talk about how a cow produces milk one day in a separate post but today we want to talk to you a little about that milk stuff. Milk. Such a simple product.  It sits in supermarket...

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