A Week on the Estate: Frostiest April, Resplendent Cottage & Wandering Toit
This week, the Met Office summarised how challenging this month has been for agriculture. At the time of writing, the UK overall had endured 13 days with air frost in April 2021, beating the previous record of 11 days in April 1970. High pressure, clear skies and northerly winds were all factors, as was the lack of rainfall, with dry soil radiating its heat away more readily.
Weather aside, we continue to plan for a bright future. 2 Brinkhill Bridge Cottage is looking resplendent, with its ground-source heat pump fitted and its refurbishment nearly complete. Steve and the team from Ketsby Sawmill have installed a smart picket fence and this handsome property will soon be a fine new home for one of our estate employees.
The Saturday Club have been busy preparing for summer and beyond. As well as stacking more logs, they raked the seating area at The Old School Tea & Coffee Shop to make it lawnmower-friendly and washed down the benches at St Leonard’s Church.