The Miller's started farming after the First World War when Alec Miller returned from the army and was joined by his brother George, the father of the present owners. Growing soft fruit, mainly raspberries, the brothers bought Jamesfield in 1941 and the partnership continued until 1961 when Alec Miller retired. By this time the present owners were already working on the farm and in the late 1960's G.W. Miller and Sons was formed as the new partnership.
By the early 1980's the Miller's became increasingly concerned about the amount of chemicals used in modern day agriculture and in 1985, changed their farming policy to organic. This policy is still in place today, over 30 years later.
The winter has been colder than last year but this we hope will prove beneficial and help control pests. Last year proved to be a good growing season with just about the right amount of rain and sunshine.
With the planning permission approval Harmony Batteries have more hoops to jump through before installation can take place. There is no doubt that this is a groundbreaking development and could help to solve the longstanding problem of not being able to store electricity.
The old unused farm steading has been given planning permission and 8 new detached homes are to be built on the site. Further details can be obtained from McCrae and McCrae in Dunfermline.