Intricate Windows, a Mysterious Find & Muck-Spreading
After last week’s harvest in the heat, the estate took on a decidedly autumnal feel as we moved into September. The fields are being cultivated with homegrown Lincoln Red manure and chicken manure from a neighbouring farm. Estate Manager Paul Barnes enthusiastically engaged with the muck-spreading process with both feet. The land is also being drilled with a cover crop to protect the soil, then it will be tilled with next year’s cereal crop in late September and early October. A lovely, vintage David Brown 990 tractor from the 1960s helped with the harrowing.
The Walled Garden continued to yield delicious produce. Roy from The Old Rectory Guest House harvested a good crop of beetroot, while one of our graduate trainees, Finn, turned our rhubarb into a fine crumble cake.