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About us

At Humblescough Farm we integrate our farming business with our passion for conservation and improving the environment for wildlife. We have undertaken a wide range of environmental work on the farm and provided as much habitat diversity around the farm as possible. Our work has included restoring the wildlife pond which is adjacent to the caravan and camping site. The pond is now fringed with rushes and marginal water plants. Dragonflies and damsel flies hover around during the summertime and noctule bats can be spotted at dusk. DSCN4669 We have sown wildflower seeds and created a fen for wetland and wading birds. Our six acre of woodland includes an ancient bluebell wood and an area of wet woodland which is a rare and valuable habitat for wildlife. Other parts of the  woodland have been re-planted with native trees.  DSCN4010 Many different species of birds have been identified on the farm. Nest boxes are positioned around the farm. These have been constructed by Robert in our workshop and the birds have made good use of them. We are fortunate to have a well-established population of tree sparrows – in recent years tree sparrows have been in serious decline in the UK. Kestrels and buzzards are often spotted and  barn owls can be seen hunting at dusk.  Swallows and swifts swoop around the farmyard during the summer months and nest in the outbuildings whilst house martins nest under the farm house eaves.   You will also find bat-boxes around the farm which we hope will be used by the pipistrelle bats.  The restoration of our orchard began a few years ago and our future plans include planting more trees, including heritage apple trees. Last autumn Matt produced some excellent apple juice and cider from our apples so we will be hoping for increased output in the coming years! DSCN4067 We grow our own fruit, vegetables and herbs. In Autumn we have the enjoyable task of freezing, bottling and preserving the harvest bounty and filling some of the shelves in the farmhouse pantry (we have a very large pantry!)