Dee Bank Farm, Mount Road, Leek, Staffordshire,
Kate farms alongside her husband Jim on their farm near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. Farming 122 ha (300 acres), the main enterprise consists of 800 breeding ewes and cider made on site from their orchards. She is a Mum of two, runs ‘Kate’s Country School’ on farm and is the Woodland Creation Officer for Stump Up For Trees.
Mid-August and the weather continues to challenge us; in our case for silage making. Sneaking odd days is the best we have managed but quantity and quality have been surprisingly good for late summer.
It all began with my dad having a hernia operation, which meant I would be running the yard, and that was not really a big deal.