Saturday, 31 May 2008

First Cut In The Pit


Thursday afternoon - James starts to mow the Barn Field
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Friday morning - small shower early morning - soon dries up and we "row up the grass"
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Friday afternoon - contractor starts picking up at one o'clock
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Mowing and rowing up all day

Saturday morning - "mowed out" by eight o'clock - contractor arrives to continue picking up at half past eight. Rowing up and carting grass all day.
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Saturday 10pm - the last load of First Cut comes in and that's it for tonight. (There's still the levelling of and sheeting up to do of course - and then muck to spread to get the grass growing again)
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And earlier this evening our last load of "conventional milk" was picked up. At midnight a sea change sweeps through the cows and and tomorrow the milk is Organic



The photos were taken in the Teapot Field and by the silage pit.

We're Almost There




Friday, 30 May 2008

Thursday, 29 May 2008

And We're Off!


James has just started to mow the Barn Field (having checked the weather forecast and seaweed)

Three - Two - One







Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Ready To Go

The mower's on the back of the tractor.
The extra staff are on standby.
The fridge is full of food for packed meals.
All we are waiting for is for the contractor to finish at our neighbours (and the weather to hold) and we're ready to start silaging.

Five
















Monday, 26 May 2008

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Friday, 23 May 2008