From our yogurt makers and pourers to our herdsmen and farm hands, it takes a community to keep the farm in healthy running order...
Here is enthusiastic herdsman James at the Heathfield Agricultural show, where he helped to sweep up some prizes with heifers from Court Lodge's Troliloes herd.
Simon has worked with cows and the Troliloes herd for many years. He has relinquished his full time herdsman duties to spend more time with family and his new dog, Amber, though is still very much a key member of the team, helping to support James.
Sally has always worked in agriculture and loves being outside. Who better to spend outdoor time with than her best buddy Max!
The Yogurt Team
Carolyn has always lived and enjoyed working in the beautiful Sussex countryside. Here she is with her sheep across the valley from Court Lodge Farm!
Charlotte is a lover of all things country, a first time Mum and enthusiastic National Trust member.
The Harding Family
Selling yogurt at Pimlico farmers market
Jess and Peter
Handing out yogurt samples at a Brighton street event.
Marian & David
(aka Mum and Dad)
Other key contributors to farm life...
There are many others in addition to the core team who help keep the farm ticking over. Philip, who relief milks two afternoons each week, Rod who keeps our rather ancient tractors going, Phil who helps with feeding the cows in the winter mornings, Richard who delivers the yogurt, David P who does weed topping and fencing, then there are the local contracting teams who come in with their special machinery to do particular jobs such as ploughing and drilling, hedge trimming, hay and silage making etc. The Popovic, Ford and Worssam teams are important cogs in the wheel of not only this farm but many others in the area too, and are important parts of the rural community. Archie, on industry placement from Plumpton College, and Eddie who helps the core team on Wednesdays, and last but not least Breeda, who gives invaluable dairy technology advice!