Where is the farm located?
Who we are & our heritage.
I am a 6th generation farm, so you definitely can say farming runs in my blood! My father bought Crablake Farm in 1962 having moved from Sussex in searched of his ideal farm to work and live on.
As is so often the way in farming families their connection to the way of life is deeply rooted. My farther had 13 siblings all of which either became farmers in their own right or married farmers. And that continues today with many of my cousins and nephews farming themselves…its hard to keep up with them all!
My father grew up in Sussex during the years of the second world war and vividly remembers the Battle of Britain taking place over head and hearing the V1 flying bomb flying over heading towards London. As part of the war food program his father’s farm was selected to feature in various information leaflets and propaganda material. Some of the pictures on this website were taken for this very purpose.
Family matters to us
It is a truly family business. My parents are still actively involved in the farm though I am trying to reduce their burden, after all they are in their 80’s!
I decided to bring sheep back onto the farm a number of years ago, partly at the insistence of my daughter. She is very interested and loves working on the farm and with the sheep in particular when times allows around her school work. One particular highlight for her is taking some of the sheep around the local agricultural shows to try and win some rosettes!