The spring cereals sown in February are up and away now, despite the best efforts of the corvids. The hedges already bursting into life are now being joined by the trees, which are starting to shows signs of new growth. The clay cap block destined for spring barley has had a visit by the drill and needs some rain now. Other than wash in some … Continue reading A different weed to deal with.
Warning this post may contain themes of arable farming therefore could exceed your boredom threshold. You have been warned. Normal service will be resumed next time. As you can see from the image above we have extremely variable soil types. In this field alone there are 15 different soil types. Its far from flat just to add interest. Many of our fields are like this, … Continue reading Variable Applications
The last day of February and our short foretaste of summer is ending. I know I have donned my shorts several times in the past during the month of March. However in the U.K. this is most definitely the only time I have put them on in February since I was at primary school. With the thorn and cherry blossom fully out it is all … Continue reading Shorts, blossom and tea bags