One crop harvested...the next being sown

I apologise for not writing for so long. The last few weeks have been busy and a blur.

We finished harvest on 12th September which was later for us compared to some years. We managed a safe and fairly break down free harvest which is always helpful at such a busy time. It’s a shame the positivity can’t be said about the yields and standards of the crops but at least we have something in the shed.

No sooner the fields have been cleared of the crops with the combine we have been cultivating and prepping them ready for next years crops. Therefore, this means the long days aren‘t quite over yet as sowing begins.

The dry spell in the weather allowed us to finish harvest and make a good start on cultivations. Depending on what crop is going to be sown next determines what cultivations are completed on each field.

The fields started to become worryingly dry during September. We like to cultivate and plant the fields with a bit of moisture already there in the soil so they have a good start in growth.

Therefore, the recent rain has really helped the conditions and allowed us to sow rye, oats, some barley and some wheat. Ideally we’d like the rain to stop now for us to get the rest of the fields sown as we need it to be a happy medium in moisture to do so.

My time on the farm will soon be coming to an end and I will be venturing back into the shop to prepare for Christmas. It’s going to be a tough one this year with having to do everything so differently but fingers crossed we can all work together and pull through.

We thank you all for your support and patience throughout the difficult times and hope we can meet your Christmas needs for another year!

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