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Mowing a Labyrinth

For the past couple of years I have mowed a labyrinth into the wild flower meadow in the Top Field as part of the Summer Solstice celebration we hold here at the Trust. The children really enjoy it, and were determined there should be another one this year. So, wielding the trusty Austrian Scythe, I went out in the drizzle on Saturday morning to mow. … Continue reading Mowing a Labyrinth »

The Top Field – other ways to manage flower rich pastures

I have been busy setting up a second long electric fence across the Top Field in preparation for moving the sheep. Today I mowed under it along it’s length with the trimming scythe to stop it shorting out on the long vegetation. Electric fencing unit with solar panel to charge the battery The nature and management of this four acre field is different from the … Continue reading The Top Field – other ways to manage flower rich pastures »

The Rhythm of the Hay Making Day

Opening up Cae Mari Jones ready for further mowing It has been an amazing period of settled hay weather and it looks set to continue for a while yet. The days have developed a definite rhythm. Phil mows early in the morning. After breakfast one or both of us, depending on our commitments for the day, go out and spread the various ages of hay … Continue reading The Rhythm of the Hay Making Day »