End of an Era

A hop farm until 1970, an arable and livestock farm until 2005, and since then a sheep farm. Modern agriculture demands farms to be efficient to be viable, and Hare Farm has had to move with the times. 

Until 1970, the oast house was king pin of the farm buildings, drying and storing the hops. From 1970, the grain store was passed the baton. It dried and stored all grain produced on the farm. Both buildings became redundant when the farming focus had to change. 

Unlike the oast house, the grain store has not got the potential to be converted into another use. A lost soul for the last 8 years, the end of its life is upon us, and a replacement is needed. 

Written by Joanna

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