Monday, 17 March 2008
Breath of Fresh Air!
Last week we hired two muck spreaders for a day to spread various heaps of manure on different fields around the farm. Some fields were grass and others were about to be ploughed up before being planted with game cover or spring barley. The manure was well rotted and a great vintage for clearing nasal blockages. I'm sure a minor celeb would patent the aroma and start to market it, it seems to be trendy these days!
The manure has a good selection of nutrients held within it which will reduce the amount of fertiliser we have to apply later in the season. The organic manure is also very important to us as it will help retain moisture in the soil for the long dry summer months.