A Week on the Estate: New Nursery, Grazing Sheep & Snapping Beef
The weather has given us both fair days and foul days this week on the South Ormsby Estate. We used a precious window of fine weather to get the seed-drill going and to give the Lincoln Red herd a turn about their new field before they head off to their winter quarters at Keal Yard.
The estate is temporarily hosting a flock of sheep from a neighbouring farm. They’ve been busy grazing-down the grass leys. Controlling the grass levels before winter really bites will promote healthy growth in the spring. If long grass is allowed to die out, it can smother new growth. When our guests have finished their first course, they’ll move onto the stubble turnips for dessert, then depart for their winter quarters on their own farm in December, ready for lambing in January.