DUST FLYING! Something we haven’t seen for months and months! We have now had a week of virtually continual dry weather, albeit freezing bitter easterly winds. As predicted this has led us into a mad frenzee of activity. When you drive around the countryside at the moment fields are alive with tractors trying to make the best of an awful year. Our large conventional neighbouring farmer is frantically replanting virtually all of thier winter cereals, circa 400 acres costing him around £30K, frightening.
We have been busy spreading dung, moving and cleaning out chicken shed, hedging, fencing, ploughing, rolling, digging. We have treated our cows and opened the barn door so they can go out by day and wonder back in at night, unsuprisingly they are loving it and the barn is gathering dust. They did however come in to keep an eye on my bedding up helpers and kick up thier heels.
We have also finished the big task of pruning our 800 plus apple trees, very important and labour intensive task.
Frighteningly Easter is loaming at a pace now, which will be our next blog!