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Welcome to the Cragend Farm blog, where we try to keep you up to date with what is going on on the farm.

There are sections by date and also by type and you can dip into a specific area of interest for example, History, or Accommodation.

If you would like to see more updates please also check our social media at Instagram, twitter and Facebook page Cragend Farm, East Cottage Cragend Farm, and The Silo Cragend Farm.

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for our Rare Breed Cattle news on Facebook: Cragend Whitebred Shorthorns

The Weighbridge at Cragend Farm was designed by H.Pooley and Son Liverpool and there is a video on youtube about its history and restoration. It is one of very few that remain in-situ. Other examples can be found at Chatham Dock Museum  and Beamish Museum. We have added it as a side bar here but you can also view it on our youtube channel Cragend Farm, along with other vide ...

Blossom is abundant at the moment and we are very pleased with our espaliered Victoria Plum tree at East Cottage that is looking very fine at the moment. ...

Sleep Well Our Super King size bed in The Armstrong Wing. It has often been the star of the show, with everyone saying how comfortable it is and what a great nights sleep everyone who sleeps in it has. It is a 'Loaf' bed and mattress. ...

We have been clearing out the tower part of the Cragend Silo and amongst the bucket  loads  of muck, wood and metal, we have found some interesting things. This is an old kettle. ...

Cycling in Northumberland is a great challenge  with plenty of open countryside and steep hills to cover if training for a competition or a tour. A 40 - 80 mile   trip  can be covered easily in a day, and Cragend  Farm is the perfect place to store the bikes safely and relax  after a day of cycling. A guest from Oxfordshire had a three day visit to explore the local area by ...

This is Nelson a small dog with a big personality. He was absolutely splendid when he came to stay at Cragend Grange on Friday for an #Easterholiday . #Chihuahua power! #dogfriendlyaccommodation ...

Whilst walking the dogs this morning i saw five deer quietly grazing in our field that borders The Cragside Estate near Cragend Quarry. ...

We will be opening our doors for a Heritage Open Day in September 2019. It is by appointment and with limited numbers. Please book your appointment by email or telephone. ...

Thank you to all the guests who voted for us after their stay at East Cottage. We have won an award for Customers Choice 2019 and we hope to see you all again soon at East Cottage @cragend ...

Spring is here at Cragend Farm with daffodils in abundance and lambs being born. ...

We have had the most wonderful week staying here! East Cottage has been a complete pleasure to stay in - it is beautifully set out - a real home from home, and using the wood burner and range has been a complete treat! Cragend Farm is set in the most beautiful of settings - we have thoroughly enjoyed exploring Cragside Estate - the dogs have never had so much exercise. Bamburgh Beach, Holy Island and Dunstanburgh Castle, have also been amazing places to visit. A brilliant stay!

S & R, Devon

This is a very comfortable, unfussy, well equipped house. We found lots of enjoyable walks and places to visit within easy reach. Perfect. The easy access to walks in Cragside were a delight.

T & M, Cara the Kelpi

Cragend Farm sells seasoned wood, in a variety of sizes for use in wood burning stoves and open fires.
The logs are available in "easy to lift" log bags or delivered in bulk loads and stacked if required.

Prices:
Carry Bag (soft wood) £17
Carry Bag (hard wood) £20
Sack Barrow (soft wood) £32
Sack barrow (hard wood) £35
Cubic Meter (soft wood) £82.95
Cubic Meter (hard wood) £96.60
Delivery extra. Please contact us for more information.

Seasoned Logs for sale

Shaun & Lou Renwick are keen to harness the farm's natural resources, using wood to heat their water, to cook with on a wood burning range, and to heat the houses on the Farm. Even if your house is not equipped to totally run on wood there are things you can do to make sure you are using the best quality wood for your fires.

Why use Seasoned Wood?

Seasoned wood is a definition for 'wood drying'. About 5% of the energy of the log is wasted through evaporation and heating the water vapour of damp logs.

Moisture effects the burning process with unburnt hydrocarbons going up the chimney, which can in time create 'sooting' in the chimney, with the possibility of a chimney fire, all of which requires specialist sweeping.

Drying the wood before burning reduces moisture content in the wood before it is used for burning,

Air drying is the most traditional method, and it takes time. usually over and above 2 years! The fire will use less energy to burn the log if the water content is below 20%. Therefore is can give OUT more energy in the form of heat!

Cragend Farm endeavours to provide their customers with the best seasoned wood possible.

if you would like further information on the process of burning wood please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Why seasoned wood?