FROM THE MILL
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In November a donation was made to the Jordan Trust Mill museum. Russell Redfearn Walker, whose grandparents purchased products from the Mill, donated items which were used to make ‘Layer’s Mash’ a feed for poultry (Cecil Sale) and bread (John Walker & Sons).
Bill and Lindsay Jordan sat down with Russell to accept the donation and the families talked about the old Milling days, flour production and local connections.
Our impact on the environment and wildlife has never been more in the spotlight and the need to drastically change the pressures we are placing on the planet.
Having worked closely with farmers (for over three decades) endeavouring to increase the declining wildlife, Bill Jordan has ben monumental in setting up conservation grade (now called Fair To Nature).
I love Nature and know a great place where you can sit, have a coffee and relax. You might even catch a glimpse of the aquamarine flash across the top of the water as the Kingfisher passes.
This small bird can be seen on the Willow tree near the waterfall and occasionally sitting on the wooden outlets of the decking area looking for some tiny minnows or sticklebacks to eat.
Another visitor that I have seen at the Mill is a pair of Little Egrets. I have seen them strolling around by the water’s edge looking for lunch.
This Remembrance Sunday, November 11th, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of the First World War.
Remembrance Day is both a commemoration to those who risked their lives for their country and a celebration of peace. Like millions of other brave citizens, William Jordan 4th selflessly fought for his country in France during the First World War, with the Bedfordshire Yeomanry.
Our gardens are much more than a pretty walk, and a lot of what we do in the Mill gardens resemble the working of a real farm especially around diversity, sustainability and the protection of wildlife.
October has been a busy month and the winter cereals have all been sown ready for next year.
The wheat in the Norfolk four course rotation demonstration bed germinated very quickly. Most of the vegetable beds have been cleared and dug, some have been planted with Perpetual Spinach and Spring Cabbage, and green manure has been added to help improve the soil condition.