Browse through our blog posts to find out what life is like at Hoe Grange Holidays along with some great ideas for days out in the Peak District.
#Farm24 is our chance to showcase 24 hours of farming in the UK, from 5am this morning until 5am tomorrow. By encouraging farmers to share what they are doing throughout the day with a live feed of pictures, videos, Facebook posts, Tik Toks, Instagram stories and Tweets the British people will have a greater understanding of how much passion and commitment goes into producing the food they eat.
Pleased to report that social media is buzzing with #farm24, so hopefully our message is getting across! It gives a rare and honest, ‘behind-the-scenes’ insight of what goes into producing British food and a chance to celebrate the achievements of farmers from all sectors of British agriculture. Find out more about #farm24
#Farm24 offers an opportunity to share our story with the wider public and raise awareness of the care and attention we take to raise our beef cattle and sheep and farm our Peak District landscape sustainably, harnessing the latest technology. We have a policy of #loveLocal and are delighted to share our special place with our holiday guests too.
Here at Hoe Grange Farm we have been taking part in #Farm24 and recording some of the farming activities. This week David has been TB testing, checking sheep, pasture topping, mending gates and repairing the many dry stone walls. There is always plenty to do and people often forget that maintaining the landscape is as important as caring for the animals.
Whilst David has been farming I have been busy baking biscuits and sorting laundry ready for the arrival of tomorrow's guests. I then processed wages, added posts to our social media before writing this blog - there's never a dull moment on a farm! Our self-catering holiday business helps supplement our farming income and enables us to continue to live and work in our stunning Peak District countryside.
Farming has never been considered an easy option; each day is different and you are at the mercy of the weather, seasons and needs of livestock, and the hours are long. Farming is a way of life which shapes the countryside, sustains rural communities and produces essential food for all.
Here's our video about TB testing our suckler herd. Always a nervous time, but luckily all the cows passed with flying colours which means we can continue to trade and send our beef cows to market.
At Hoe Grange we also harness the natural resources around us by using renewable technologies, including solar panels that track the sun, and a wind turbine to generate electricity. Modern farming is a business like any other that has to minimise overheads and reduce costs to remain competitive.
Find out how Farming CAN and follow #Farm24 on social media today to see what farmers across the UK are getting up to today!
Recently spent a week in "Pinder" and had a lovely time. The location is stunning - the site is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peaks... read more
Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more
Loved every minute of our stay, and so did the family and friends that came to stay. Excellent facilities in our cosy Hipley log cabin. By far the best... read more