A Week on the Estate: Sunset Oats, Spicy Pears & Provocative Books
We enjoyed a few warm days this week as summer bids us farewell, but autumn is definitely with us, our harvest is nearing completion and we’re planning for the winter to come.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, we combined the spring oats. Like many growers, we’re down on yield having lost a percentage of the crop on the floor to wind and rain. We’ll bale the straw to bed the Lincoln Reds in the winter months. Straw is in short supply this year but we hope to have enough for estate use. The spring oats were finally finished on Wednesday evening under a red sunset, leaving only the winter wheat to be harvested.