Saturday, 9 October 2010

Head In The Clouds

Derek was out early this morning working ground after summer turnips up on Bredon Hill.  The field is called 'Cobblers' and was planted with stubble turnips in April earlier this year.  After the lambs had eaten all of the turnips we sprayed off the remaining weeds with glyphosate and left them to die off.  That was about 3 weeks ago and so in preparation for drilling the land is worked with the Vaderstadt Topdown. The tilth was really good and after 24hrs drying will be ready for planting on Sunday morning!  The land should be in really great condition with the poultry manure applied for the turnips (lots and lovely natural fertilisers) and the sheep acting as mobile fertiliser spreaders the wheat should get off to really great start.

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