Entries by Mariska

Life does not stand still on the farm.

What a turbulent time we are experiencing. The world has been affected by the misery surrounding the Corona virus. It is very quiet at De Kandelaar; no visits from guests or meetings in the Bed & Breakfast and no visits from representatives. The girls are home from school and do the tasks they have been […]

Off to the New Year!

At the end of the year we look back to the past year. 2019 has been an eventful year for the agricultural sector in The Netherlands. Yes, we have also visited The Hague with our tractor.  These protests are desperately needed because current political decisions are often made on the basis of emotions instead of […]

A warm, growing summer

During the second “heat wave” I wrote this new message from De Kandelaar. In Flevoland we also reached temperatures of 39C. Fortunately it remained 10 degrees cooler in the stables with the help of two large fans and a small sprayer. The cows remained calm hence milk production has remained equal. With the showers from […]

Tulip route Flevoland approaching kickoff!

Preparations for the 2019 Tulip route Flevoland are being finalized. The opening will take place at Bed & Breakfast De Kandelaar on Saturday 13 April. From 10:00am everybody is welcome and the official opening will be performed by representatives of the municipality of Dronten, Lelystad and Zeewolde at around 10:30am. At the opening there will […]

Into the new year!

2018 was a year which brought much uncertainty for dairy farms. We monitored the news regarding Phosphate Regulations with trepidation. 2018 was also a year of extreme drought across much of Europe. Fortunately the soil on the farm is heavily clay based with water retaining properties and therefore not as susceptible to drought conditions. However, […]

Tourist season starts

Due to the changing, sometimes extremely hot weather, the flowering time of the tulips was short this year and the tulip routes have now finished. Yet many people from home and abroad, even as far as from India and Thailand, have visited us. They took a look at the tulip fields, watched the film about […]

Opening Tulip Routes Flevoland 2018

Time flies!  While the last cold days pass by in the Netherlands, we are already focusing on spring and are currently delivering the potatoes from our shed. Three trucks full of potatoes are delivered to the stores every day, the onions are also delivered so the storage shed will soon be completely empty. Meanwhile, we […]

Into the new season!

And here is another year and right now with lovely crisp winter weather. It is very important for the land that we get a good frost so the land can be better processed in spring. The frost contributes to reducing nuisance pests that usually pop up in spring. Plus of course, being Dutch, we fully […]

Company Report DeLaval

There it is, nearly another summer gone and we are finally enjoying a beautiful but late summer.  The colours at dawn and dusk are such a beautiful event at De Kandelaar.  Over the summer DeLaval has filmed a superb documentary about the Voluntary Milking System which we have been using for over 16 years.  There […]

The tulip routes have opened.

Last Saturday in Hanneke’s picking garden the tulip routes in the area of Dronten have been opened. Bed & Breakfast “De Kandelaar” is the starting point of the car and bike trail for all the Dronten tulip routes. Saturday 23rd April, an Open Day has been organised at “De Kandelaar”. During the day you can […]