Making hay while the sun shines

Haymaking

The hay is in for 2019. Our meadows are relatively 'natural' — we don't muckspread or spray. The wildflowers are amazing with yellow rattle, birdsfoot trefoil and many others I don't know. This makes a very rich hay which the horses and sheep love. It raises a few quid but the cutting also keeps the grasses in check and allows the wildflowers to flourish. 

That also helps our bees! In addition we move the hens around as they scratch up the ground and open up the sward a little.