Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Early July sees the end of the seasons shearling sales, with many people taking their holidays it seems a good time to take a break before we resume again through September, October and November before breaking again for the winter. The past few months have been disrupted quite a lot by the abattoir refitting and putting in new lines hopefully all the teething troubles will have been resolved before we start again.
The good weather has meant there has been some good hay made on the flower meadows. At Hollywell Geoff left some strips uncut for the butterflies. On the day he was cutting the hay the grass was full of hem and it doesn't seem right to take away all their habitat. The sheep will graze down what has been left over the winter and next year the strips will be left in a different part of the field.