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June 17, 2015 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Spanish orange & almond cake at Apley Farm Shop

Flourless orange & almond cake

Flourless orange & almond cake

Silage making at 3pm

Silage making at 3pm

2015-05-30, grass already baled into silage by 5pm

Grass already baled into silage by 5pm

Julie is Apley Farm Shop’s Chief Cake Baker & does a fantastic job for us. She sent me this photo of one of her latest cakes. It looks totally delicious. Here’s the link to the recipe from Being flour-free, in theory it’s gluten free, but as we use flour in other recipes in her bakery, we can’t technically call it that !

While Julie has been baking, AgWa Media have prepared a trailer of our Apley Summer film. Click HERE to catch a first glimpse. It portrays life on the Apley Estate in early Summer very well – I can’t wait to see the full film.

In the May half term, I shot this tiny film of barley in the breeze – it’s hard to believe it’ll be ready for harvest in only 8 weeks’ time ! Click HERE for a micro de-stressing experience !

Adrian, our Farm Manager, has in the meantime being bringing silage bales in from the fields with our team of 3 farm workers, spraying the thistles & nettles in the grassland with a herbicide, & replacing broken gates & gate posts around the farm.

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