9 Farming Scenes
Four young calves enjoy a snooze in warm spring sunshine
Two very new lambs posing on tree stumps in early morning spring sunshine
A flock of Swaledale sheep being brought down off the moors, or 'Gathered In', at Newbiggin, Upper Teesdale.
A John Deere tractor with an Amazone seed drill and Streamline D front press cultivating and sowing in autumn
An inquisitive group of Swaledale sheep facing the camera in winter sunshine.
A John Deere Hillmaster combine at work on a winter barley crop and demonstrating the reason for its name.
An oilseed rape field margin planted with flowering Red Campion (Silene dioica) under the Countryside Stewardship scheme to provide a habitant for pollinating insects and bees
A vintage Ford 3000 tractor and hayrake in a field of freshly turned hay ready for baling.
Dust and chaff fly out of the back of this John Deere combine harvester as it unloads spring barley into a trailer
Vivid red poppies amongst a maturing oil seed rape crop in bright sunshine
A single tramline divides this low level shot taken through a field of flowering oilseed rape
A John Deere Hillmaster combine harvester at work on a crop of Oilseed Rape under a darkening sky which threatens rain later.
A New Holland tractor and plough starts on the last set of furrows at the edge of a field in autumn sunshine.
A John Deere tractor and Standen potato planter at work in hazy spring sunshine
A group of sheep at a feed hopper with one standing on top of it in late autumn sunshine
A tractor and plough at work in early autumn sunshine with a flock of seagulls scavenging the newly turned soil
A public footpath through a crop of young wheat leads to the horizon under a deep blue spring sky
Closeup of part of a tightly packed flock of Saledale sheep showing a range of different coloured ear tags and paint markings.
After the harvest, a John Deere tractor fitted with a Vaderstad seed drill sows oilseed rape for next season
Soil de-stoning and seed bed preparation in hazy spring sunshine. De-stoning is carried out to prevent a seed potato growing next to a stone and becoming mis-shapen.
A very low level closeup shot of a crop of ripe wheat at harvest time
There's a clue in the title! A chestnut mare looks over a wall next to a flowering horse chestnut tree. Taken on a farm near Middleton in Teesdale in late spring.
A flock of Swaledale sheep being brought down, or 'gathered in' off the moor at Ettersgill, Teesdale.
Two friendly English Riding Ponies come up to the pasture fence to say hello.
Dust and chaff fly out of the back of this John Deere 'Hillmaster' combine harvester working on a crop of oilseed rape.
A group of Swaledale sheep pause from their fresh hay feeding to check out the photographer, who has been known to take the odd snap in Ettersgill, Upper Teesdale. Taken on a bright winter day with a snowy background.
A flock of sheep tucking in to a hay feed at a wintry Coldberry in the Hudes Hope valley high in the North Pennines AONB. Taken from the hillside below the now disused Coldberry lead mine, and looking across to Lodge Sike where the remains of another lead mine can be seen.
A group of Swaledale sheep waiting to be fed in a wintry Hudes Hope valley, high in the North Pennines AONB near Middleton in Teesdale
After a particularly wet autumn of 2019 left the ground waterlogged, many arable farms moved to spring crop planting the following year. Here a field is being cultivated after autumn ploughing, with a flock of seagulls scavenging in the newly turned soil.
Five inqusititive Texel Cross sheep looking through the gate, expecting to be fed no doubt.
A flock of Swaledale Tups gathered in readiness for the autumn sales.
Daffochicks and chickodaffs
Tamlines through flowering rape leading to a battered ash tree in dramatic light and a sinister looking sky.
When I grow up, I'm going to be a sheepdog
Windrows of freshly raked hay awaiting baling in strong late spring sunshine under a deep blue cirrus sky
Mum stands guard while the twins take a break on the road trip. A typcial scene in the North Pennines in early summer where sheep and lambs can often be found on the unfenced roads in the high moors. Taken in Harwood, Upper Teesdale, high the the North Pennines AONB.
Two cows enjoying basking in a hay meadow in warm summer sunshine while a big sky building in the background threatens a storm is on the way.
Four inquisitive young calves walk up to the field gate to check out the photographer. West Farm, Middleton-in-Teesdale.
The final pass at the field edge to complete the ploughing of this field as the tractor passes beneath a mature oak tree on the field boundary. Taken at Ovington, Lower Teesdale in very strong late autumn afternoon sunshine
A flock of Swaledale sheep tucking in to their breakfast, pausing only to wonder why that darn photographer is back - AGAIN! Ettersgill, Upper Teesdale.
After a very cold night, these sheep enjoy their breakfast in front of a bare mature Sycamore tree silhouette.
A small group of Herdwick sheep at Thorpe, Teesdale. This breed is common in the Lake District but it is unusual to see them in this part of the country. When born, they are almost black, but after a year or so their fleece lightens to a blue-grey or light grey colour. They always smile as well!
A single tramline through a field of flowering oilseed rape under a blue sky in spring sunshine
A group of inquisitive Swaledale sheep eye up the photographer in the view over to Cronkley Scar from Forest in Teesdale. Widdybank Farm in the far distance.