A Week on the Estate: Drilled Barley, Restored Paddock & Littlest Bridesmaid
The clocks went forward last weekend and this week gave us a taste of summer with some daily high temperatures above 20C. Our livestock and wildlife may be in for a shock, however, with an easterly front set to bring us single-figure highs and sub-zero lows by early next week.
On the land, we’re making hay – or barley and wheat to be precise – while the sun shines. We’ve been busy drilling the spring barley, rolling the winter barley and working down our wild-bird food areas. Charlie also cracked on with rolling the winter wheat crops ahead of last weekend’s showers.
Closer to home, it’s really cheered us up to see the Lincolnshire Buffs out and about in the Walled Garden after being (literally) cooped up for months. Housing restrictions due to avian flu were eased on 31st March and our chickens have made the most of their freedom to forage.