Overbury Blog

LAMBING LIVE 2017

LAMBING LIVE 2017

  • 6 Apr 2017
  • Overbury Estate

Sunday 2nd April saw hundreds visit Overbury to see our latest arrivals.  Lambing Live is one of the highlights of our farming year and it’s lovely to see so many people enjoying it as much as we do.


MIDDLE BARN DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

MIDDLE BARN DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

  • 20 Mar 2017
  • Overbury Farms

Middle Barn Grain store is progressing well and we are on schedule to get it completed before harvest which is a huge relief. All of the steel work is now erected and most of the roof is on. Currently the machinery installers are building the grain drier itself and installing some of the cat walk, conveyors and elevators that will carry the grain through the plant and safely into store.


DORIS VISITS OVERBURY

DORIS VISITS OVERBURY

  • 8 Mar 2017
  • Out and About, Overbury Farms

With so many trees and so much property here at Overbury Enterprises, Storm Doris has kept us rather busy.

Several of the properties have had tiles blown off so the Maintenance Team have been repairing and replacing to keep our tenants nice and dry!


SLOW THE FLOW

SLOW THE FLOW

  • 13 Feb 2017
  • Overbury Farms

This week Farm workers Derek, Graham and Gordon, (with a little help from Martyn, our Forester) have been working on a co-funded project with the Environment Agency and The Flow Partnership to ‘Slow the Flow’.  In simple terms this involves making little dams in streams, made of natural timber materials, located on site.  The timber is placed at crisscross angles across the stream and pinned securely in place into the stream bed with iron bars.


FEBRUARY GARDEN

FEBRUARY GARDEN

  • 8 Feb 2017
  • Overbury Estate

Now is a great time to prune or renovate climbing roses. One question that I am often asked is how far apart to space my wires to support my climbing rose?

My rule of thumb is to position the first wire 45cm from the ground and subsequent wires 30cm apart.

Once your support is in place the first job is to cut out the dead, diseased and dying branches. Tie in any new shoots to fill in the gaps and prune any side shoots that have flowered last year to four buds or a third of they're length.


NAKED SHEEP ON BREDON HILL!

NAKED SHEEP ON BREDON HILL!

  • 30 Jan 2017
  • Overbury Estate

For those of you walking around the hill over the next few weeks you will notice something very odd about our sheep. They are naked! That’s right, they’ve been shorn in preparation for lambing in April. In fact, now is the time to get the date in your diary – Sunday 2nd April 2017 – keep an eye on our Overbury Farms website for more information www.overburyfarms.co.uk.


WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

  • 27 Jan 2017
  • Local Events, Out and About, Overbury Farms

As we creep into February it’s time to get those binoculars out and the curtains twitching. There are two events that the Overbury team will be taking part in, and maybe you could too?


JANUARY GARDEN JOBS

JANUARY GARDEN JOBS

  • 19 Jan 2017
  • Overbury Estate

Happy New Year.  2017 has got off to a great start in the gardens of Overbury. 

Here are some jobs you can being doing in January:


ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF.... JANUARY!

ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF.... JANUARY!

  • 12 Jan 2017

New Year - Full Steam Ahead!  12 days in and what a 12 days….


Intelligently Green

Intelligently Green

  • 29 Nov 2016
  • Overbury Estate

Here at Overbury Enterprises we are always looking for ways to help our community.  As an area with no mains gas, we rely on kerosene oil for heating our homes.  A great way to ensure our tenants pay as little as possible for their oil is to encourage as many people as we can to join an oil buying club.