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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.

For our sheep news on Facebook: Cragend North Country Cheviots, park

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

Award Winning Accommodation again for 2020 at Cragend Grange B&B. We would like to thank everyone who visited in us in 2020. Their reviews have meant that we retain our amazing track record of being an exceptional holiday accommodation provider. It was a very short season due to the Covid-19  Pandemic  and we maintained our high standards and still managed to make eve ...

Celebrate 2021 We are celebrating a Decade of being part of Cragend Farm history this year and hope to celebrate with many photos and updates on our progress. Watch this space! ...

Just a short note to say that our dear friend and neighbour Margaret Straughan passed away on 31st December New Years Eve 2020 after a brave battle with cancer. She has been a major part of our lives since we bought Cragend Farm in 2010 and was a vital part of piecing together the history of the farm. She was a kind and jolly neighbour, sharing recipes and thoughts for the da ...

Cattle Update: Our rare breed cattle are a tough breed and winter outside. They are hardy but nonetheless they still like a treat from time to time.   Living outside is a healthier option for them, despite the rain and cold, and we check them regularly to make sure they are fine. See our short video here or on youtube about them noshing from the buckets. They respond well t ...

Christmas may almost be here with the thought of a restful time and a few days off for many. However, Farming is a 365 days a year profession and we have to feed all our animals as well as care for their needs.   £10 buys a bag of feed or bedding. You can use our 'Crowdfunder Cragend Farm' via google or apply for a sponsorship form.   Avian flu has been headlined rece ...

Cragend Farm, Cragend Grange and East Cottage have all received super reviews this year and we want to thank everyone who has come to stay  with us, and given us these wonderful testimonies. Booking is now available for 2021. Thank you! ...

Competition winners:   The names of our new heifers are:   Lady Margaret of Armstrong Christmas Cracker   We thank everyone who entered and pledged. ...

Win the chance to name our Rare Breed calf! We are pleased to announce to all our supporters that we need you to get your thinking caps on! Can you help us name the two new calves we have had this year for their registration papers? This name will appear on their Pedigree Certificate and the winners will receive a copy of this by post plus a photo of your chosen calf Eve ...

Safer Stays Accommodation Cragend Farm has 'Safer Stays' and 'Sues Stay' kitemarks and super reviews about visitors who have stayed with us during the pandemic this summer. We strongly recommend that everyone checks the guidelines but this is a summary which means that staying at Cragend Farm, either at East Cottage or at a our private Bed and Breakfast room , The Armstrong ...

DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS ARE HELPING US RAISE AND PROTECT THESE FABULOUS BRITISH BREEDS FROM EXTINCTION. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our animals as a gift for Christmas, a Birthday or Anniversary please contact us and we will be happy to send photos and updates about life at Cragend Farm. All our animals have official pedigree names and we issue a certificat ...

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?