Overbury Farms News

Searching for Worms

Searching for Worms

  • 23 Jan 2017
  • Overbury Farms


One of the easiest and simplest ways to assess the health of your soil is to dig up, count and weigh the earthworms that you find.  So we did just that.  We took a section of soil measuring 20cm wide, 20cm across and 30cm deep and tipped it into a container before sorting through the soil and removing all of the worms that we could find.


Feed the Birds!

Feed the Birds!

  • 11 Nov 2016
  • Overbury Farms

We have planted 25 hectares of wild bird food all over Bredon Hill this year which is an area greater than all of the Premier League football pitches in the 2016/17 season!


British Wool Week 2016

British Wool Week 2016

  • 19 Oct 2016
  • Overbury Farms

Last week was British Wool Week.

Here at Overbury we have a large flock of around 1,200 sheep.  Every February and September Reg the Shepherd, together with a team of sheep shearers, give the whole flock a good trim.  Shearing the sheep’s wool helps keeps our flock healthy and it has the benefit of cooling them down as well as ensuring any dirt and parasites, which can live in the wool, don’t turn into an infection or disease.


A Week in the Life of the Farm Manager

A Week in the Life of the Farm Manager

  • 31 Aug 2016
  • Overbury Farms

August is a busy time of year for us at Overbury Farms.  With the warm, dry weather we have had it’s been all systems go with the combine harvester with some long days and working well into the night.

Last week was interesting.  Here’s what I was up to:


Hatchery Tour 2016

Hatchery Tour 2016

  • 18 May 2016
  • Events, Overbury Farms

On the beautifully sunny evening of  Thursday 12th May, some of our new tenants and staff were treated to an evening with Paul, Head Gamekeeper here at Overbury. The tractor (driven by the lovely Graham) towed the trailer load of us down to the Hatchery. Here, Paul showed us how the pheasant and partridge are bred on the Estate, right...


Reg the Shepherd’s May Blog

Reg the Shepherd’s May Blog

  • 12 May 2016
  • Overbury Farms

Lambing began mid-March at Overbury, with a few early arrivals followed by the remainder of the crop making appearances day and night for 6 weeks. This year’s dream team worked in the sunshine and rain as the weather decided to be a little unsettled. We managed to get a shot of everyone in the sunshine and smiling before the rain arrived!...


Where Molson Coors get their Barley

Where Molson Coors get their Barley

  • 22 Apr 2016
  • Overbury Farms

On Wednesday 20th April at the Old Village Shop, Overbury Farms hosted the national account managers for the Molson Coors Brewery for one of their quarterly team meetings.

The event started in The Club Room with a presentation form Jerry Dyson (Senior Category Manager (Global) Brewing Materials) and then a few words from James Cox, farmer from Stroud (Steering Group member) and the William Fox, (farm trader for Frontier).


Lambing Day Success

Lambing Day Success

  • 8 Apr 2016
  • Events, Overbury Farms, Sheep

Sunday (3rd April 2016) saw hundreds of people ‘flocking’ to Overbury to see the lambs at our Lambing Live 2016 event. Over 600 people came and enjoyed a tractor and trailer ride up to our lambing sheds where they met the ewes, their new arrivals and our Shepherd Reg and the team.   There were talks from the Warreners, a...


Tree Pruning on the Farm

Tree Pruning on the Farm

  • 29 Jan 2016
  • Overbury Farms

On the farm, we prune trees to extend their life by encouraging new growth. Pruning also makes the trees safe for the general public.  By removing the dead wood there is less chance of any mis-haps.  The tree surgeons will remove the weight from the top of the trees to reduce the risk of them blowing over in windy weather (which is...


Fantastic Farms!

Fantastic Farms!

  • 17 Jul 2015
  • Overbury Farms

When we wrote our previous blog about Open Farm Sunday (7th June 2015) being a record breaker, little did we know that the original figures were on the conservative side.  Instead of the 250,000 people estimated to have attended an Open Farm Sunday event this year, in fact it was 291,000 (over 40,000 more than the original estimate). Nationally...