A Week on the Estate: Rain Again, Long Grass & Estate Memories
The warm, dry spring is over, and summer has begun with copious rainfall which has helped the estate’s flora and fauna to flourish.
Before the dry spring, the very wet winter took its toll on our farm tracks. Local company J.E. Spence & Son have been levelling ruts and adding new chalk to get the track back into shape, ready for the harvest.
In the parkland, an affectionate Lincoln Red family unit were pictured enjoying the long grass. We implemented a one-hectare paddock system last year. Every three days, our cattle move into the next paddock where they can enjoy some long, fresh grass. They’ll return to the same paddock about a month and a half later once the grass has re-grown. Wildlife also seems to like this system, with quite a few birds nesting in the longer grass.