Westfield Farm Annual Calendar of Work

WhenWhatWhere
JanuaryMulching / feeding / pruning cider apple trees / Clearing gutters
Painting / decorating as necessary
Thistle checks
Woodland Checks (after storms) Log and kindling gathering
General Maintenance as required
Orchard

Fields
FebruaryPruning / tidying cider apple trees and update records
Painting / decorating as necessary
Tidy / weed Bee Garden - as weather permits
Clear water courses
General maintenance as required
Orchard


Behind Big Barn
MarchSeed sowing / nurturing +mulching
cloches / mini polytunnel protection on plants
Weeding and tidying
Grass cutting / strimming begins
Thistle Checks
As
appropriate


Fields
AprilSeed sowing / nurturing
Planting out as appropriate
Weeding and tidying
Thistle Checks
As
appropriate
MaySeed sowing
Grass cutting as necessary
Planting out as appropriate
final thistle checks and strimming / topping
As
appropriate
JuneHarvesting / freezing / juicing / jam and Chutney making and eating!
Harvesting and freezing herbs
As
appropriate
JulyHarvesting / eating / preserving/ enjoyingAll around
Farm
AugustHarvesting Lavender and drying
Commence planting seeds of winter veg
All around
Farm
For Forest Garden
SeptemberHarvesting / eating / preserving/ enjoyingAll around
Farm
OctoberCider apple harvesting
General maintenance
Weeding and tidying especially ponds
Logging
Planting garlic and broad beans
Orchard


Log piles
Forest Garden
NovemberHarvesting / freezing / juicing / jam making late fruiting varietiesAll around
Farm
DecemberChirstmas preparations
Gathering kindling after storms
All around
Farm