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

We are always working on projects around the farm, but the major part to be finished so far this year is the Courtyard Terrace and we are thrilled that people will be able to sit out and use it at our Open Day on Wednesday 6th June. It is open to guests in our holiday accommodation. ...

Our boys having fun in the sun! Now big enough to climb anywhere, even the roof of the farmhouse. We are busy making sure our new lambs are growing big and healthy with all the new lush grass in the fields. ...

This lovely whippet is called Nell and she came to stay with her family during half-term. She had a great time racing around our fields with our Labrador Bert. We are happy to welcome dogs to our holiday accommodation and there are lots of fields and walks to go on without taking the car. ...

We were thrilled when our guests turned up in this beautiful kit car and allowed us to take a photograph for the Blog. This is a Ford chassis with hours of work to build the body and engine. There are always interesting vehicles arriving at Cragend Grange with many of our guests loving their cars. The last time there was one of this style however, was over a century ago. (old p ...

You are invited to come and visit our finished courtyard at our Open Day on Wednesday 6th June 2018. The Courtyard Terrace Story: We moved in to the renovated Cragend Grange in August 2014, having dismantled the middle Dairy barn to create a central space, and work started on the internal courtyard in the south. The Armstrong Wing bedroom suite was also completed during 201 ...

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Airfreight Worldwide Competition is Richard Reed. Enjoy your prize! A bottle of Mobillion Champagne. The winning answer was 6 lambs.   Airfreight   Worldwide Unit H, Flaxley Park, Flaxley Way, Stechford   Birmingham B33 9AN. UK Tel: 0121 785  4870 / Fax: 0121 789  9582 E-mail: Andersen Harvey   ...

This is Roxy a Patterdale Terrier who came to stay with us from London after a visit to Scotland - hence her high fashion tartan collar. Her owner is also in the Fashion business with Hope & Ivy a beautiful brand of feminine dresses and outfits for every event. ...

Look what we found on Easter Sunday when looking in the Potting Shed! This little rabbit is one of very few around this area at the moment and we let it go to hop back to its home. ...

Farming practices continue with docking the lambs tails for hygiene purposes. ...

Greylag Geese are visiting our wildlife pond at Cragend Farm. We have seen two pairs so far. ...

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.

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?