Autumn Harvest – Bracken

In autumn the scythe moves from harvesting grass to bracken, a task to which it is well suited. We harvest the bracken both to control it in the fields and to use it as a resource on the farm and garden. These two posts about the 2014 bracken harvest and the 2013 bracken harvest give more detail about how and why we harvest bracken.bracken stack

This year we will be using the majority of the bracken for animal bedding. This impressive stack was built with the help of a couple of lovely volunteers who have come to us through WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms).