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Maple Field Milk – Blog it up from the depths

January 20th 2017 Blog yourself up from the depths of winter I say.  No light to speak of: mud made sticky by the peculiar influence of frost mixed in with … Read on

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Maple Field Milk and small-scale milk processing introductory course

Nick’s first two courses proved immensely popular, so he’s offering another one day introductory course on Saturday December 3rd (2016) from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Course fee (including lunch) is £95 … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – Fairy Tale Farms

We are starting our first introductory course to the whole complex job of milk processing, sales, and distribution.  Please come along and learn from our three-year stint at the coal-face … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – Ragwort Results: Field 1 – Ragwort Nil

After the rain soaked winter of 2015/16 our four acres was severely trampled and damaged (mob grazing on ‘repeat’). As if to rub it in, the ragwort came up like … Read on

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National Sheep Assn defends role of sheep in the uplands

The NSA have just issued this press release (25th July 2016) in advance of the launch of their new report The Complementary role of sheep in upland and hill areas – … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – milk for the under fives

The latest news and “political comment” from Nick Snelgar.  Demand for his milk is rising so he’s looking for investors to help build up the dairy.  Do get in touch … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – the Perfect Run

12th June 2016 No: it’s not a great half marathon; not the Cresta run, nor slalom on snow – It’s the perfect  uninterrupted pasteurising run to produce fresh local milk. … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – Making a Meal of It

I’ve been silent.  I’ve been ill for four weeks.  Now I’m back. Everything became difficult. On top of  a beastly respiratory illness, the van fell silent in a pool of … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – Birth of Hope

9th January 2016 Imagine this.  I am loading the van with crates of fresh milk at 6.45am on Monday 4th January.  The radio is on tuned to Radio 4 Farming … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – House Cow

3rd September 2015 Achievement of the week – we have had our figures and projections and future plans picked apart and seriously analysed by a fab specialist. Robert Fraser, whose … Read on

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