A Week on the Estate: Prime-Time Viewing, Hedging with Anita & Hot Brambling
We’d like to start by thanking the BBC Countryfile team for helping to put South Ormsby Estate and our beautiful, vibrant county on the map last weekend. Our vision of a sustainable and dynamic rural economy that will allow both local business and the environment to thrive is becoming more real day by day. Sharing that vision with six million viewers will help us to achieve our goals and inspire others.
During Countryfile’s visit, Estate Manager Paul Barnes shared our vision for rejuvenated hedgerows with Anita Rani. As Anita discovered, the vision involves plenty of spadework and the odd bit of rocky soil. According to estate records, we had 170 fields in 1888 and 96 by 2018. Modern agriculture took its toll on hedgerows, and we’re determined to make our mark by reversing this trend.