With the dry weather that we have had this year brought the harvest earlier and what we feared to be a poor year. This was not the case and we are delighted how the fields have held up to very little rain. This is down to the heavy heavy clay that we have on the farm that holds water better than lighter land. We finished this years harvest earlier than any other in the last 40 years which is down to the boys on the farm working hard and good dry weather. The boys on the farm did work 43hrs with only 2hrs sleep as we knew the weather was going to break, this shows that harvest is not for the light hearted.
Now that harvest is over it does not stop there. We have to drill the crops for the following year. We do this by working the land to make a good seed bed and then drilling the crops shortly followed by rolls that comprease the soil back around the seed. This is a very important time as with out this there will be no crop to harvest next year.
We are very proud to announce that we have been nominated for the Future 50 companies to watch this year we will find out later this month if we got there. Keep an eye out on?http://realbusiness.co.uk/news/future-50-shortlisted-companies-announced for the results.
Another final that Cotswold Gold has got to is for the ?Gloucester food and farming awards. We will be attending the dinner on the 21st of September and will keep you informed on how it goes.
We have finally done it. After so many months of saying online sales are coming it is finally hear. Check out www.cotswoldgold.co.uk/shop/ We have the whole range online with the larger sizes of infusions that are not in the shops. Online sales have started well and I look forward to them continuing up untilChristmas and beyond. Yes sorry it is coming!!!
The show season is really about to kick in to action this weekend. Follow us onhttp://twitter.com/#!/CotswoldGold andhttp://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cotswold-Gold/337055348768 for free ticket give aways and also any new information about them. Watch the home page as well https://cotswoldgold.co.uk/ for all the up and coming shows near you.
We hope everyone has enjoyed as much of summer as you can and we look forward to seeing you all soon. There is a new product in test phase and its worth keeping an eye out for.