Follow our progress running the nursery, watching wild bees, keeping honey bees and creating our own bee-haven in south Oxfordshire

Our little red tractor

Its been almost 2 years since we bought the site at rosybee and in that time we have learnt, the hard way, just how much work it is maintaining 6 acres of heavy clay without machinery.  Today marks another milestone in our progress with the arrival of this beauty: a 30-year-old Massey Ferguson in remarkably good condition courtesy of its one previous owner. We will use this for cultivating the 2 acres we have ploughed so that we can sow borage and phacelia as well as some winter fodder for our sheep. It will also need to cut the grass, lift haybails and move pallets. That means we now need to buy all the bits to go front and back for each job.