The gateway to the hay field is framed by a beautiful wild rose.
It’s June and the mix of rain and sun has helped the grasses. Very soon the hard work of cutting, drying and baling the hay for winter feed will begin. A light application of home grown compost in 2017 has improved yield, and in amongst the grasses you’ll find a good selection of meadow flowers. Vetch, yellow rattle, selfheal, common knapweed, ox eye daisies, white orchid, plantain, and the stunningly beautiful pink orchid. When the grasses are cut, they are left to dry out before baling. They are then turned with a “tedder”, lifting and allowing better aeration and drying, which also allows seeds to drop to the ground providing for new growth.
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