Field, Sheep

“Make hay while the sun shines”

Sadly, despite having cut and turned the hay during the good weather, our contractor didn't bale it yesterday.  We've had a lot of rain, and there is more to come...not good news for the hay crop.  It may yet be salvageable (which is what we are hoping), but the nutritional value will have been affected… Continue reading “Make hay while the sun shines”

Field

Hay hay hay!

The hay has finally been cut!  All we need now are a few more nice days of sunshine to dry it out, then it will be ready for baling.  The sheep are already showing an interest...it isn't like they've just been moved into a fresh paddock or anything... Today really does feel like Autumn, there… Continue reading Hay hay hay!

Field, Sheep

Hardcore Blackberrying

The weather today was perfect for blackberrying and so we went to the field to see what the hedges had in store for us.  We weren't disappointed! Usually when we pick blackberries we are very careful not to strip the bushes of every piece of fruit so that there is always something left for the animals… Continue reading Hardcore Blackberrying

Chickens, Field, Firfield, Garden, Number 28, Sheep

No more summer?

This morning there was a definite chill to the air, and the sun is not rising as quickly as it has over the past weeks (or at least it seems that way).  It has slowly dawned on us that summer is coming to an end and autumn is creeping in.  Normally we would lament this, but… Continue reading No more summer?