“Imagine shovelling 200 tonnes of wheat into a vast heap, filling the barn to the eaves; that is what we used to have to do when I was a 10-year old boy helping my father with the harvest in 1960. Blood, sweat and tears cannot describe the agony, forget the Cider with Rosie image, this was farming in the raw. Fast-forward to 2011 and we have skipped a generation and now with our son, Will marrying Flavia and looking for somewhere to hold their wedding, our thoughts turned to the barn…“
Charles Mann, owner of Oxleaze farm
A full account history of Oxleaze Farm written by Charles can be found here.