A Week on the Estate: Harvested Barley, Abundant Cherries & Happy Worms
In the fields and in the garden, it’s a time of plenty at South Ormsby Estate. We’ve had a fine growing season and this week the harvest began in earnest.
We started this year’s harvest in the very field where we finished last year’s. Local contractors Greetham Farming Company with their new Claas 660TT combine got the winter barley crop harvested and in the barn well ahead of a downturn in the weather. This crop is destined for seed production and will be sown in various parts of the country from late September. Even though the crop was drilled late, we went from ear to shear in six weeks and had a pleasing yield of 7t/ha.