July 2005


Despite some very hot weather in July, we have now had some rain and this has produced a super crop of red clover for 3rd cut silage. We will make this into round bale silage and feed 2 bales a day during the winter months. This element of long fibre helps to maintain the fat levels and the cows seem to enjoy it. The only losers here are the bumble bees, whom were out in their thousands when I cut this crop

Good crops of runner beans and courgette, although the very hot weather tends to bring the courgette on too quickly and we have a job to keep up with them