A Week on the Estate: Scraping Tracks, Releasing Buffs & Coppicing Hedgerows
Spring has sprung and the estate is blooming. The snowdrops have had their day and daffodils have taken their place. Over at Driby, primroses are thriving on the ditch sides.
Out on the land, Andy Mettham has helped us repair the estate’s farm tracks. Over time, wear and tear from tyres means that soil builds up down the centreline of a typical track. A thorough scrape from Andy’s digger and we were good as new again.
After a long winter indoors, our Lincolnshire Buff chickens will finally get to enjoy the spring weather. Not only has the incubator been warmed up for some new additions to the flock, but the risk of avian flu has been downgraded to ‘medium’. Official housing restrictions for poultry will end at midnight on 31st March and our chickens can’t wait to get out and forage in the Walled Garden again.