|A big thank you to Gary and Mark Lee, our neighbours, who not only planted our spring barley crop, but also managed it through the spring and last week harvested it.|
|The crop was ready to be harvested two weeks ago, and then hurricane Bertha decided to send some very unsettled weather our way. Anyway, the sun came out and it was all systems go.|
Freddie, our 18 month old boy was in his element watching the large combine and tractors roaring around the farm.
|Another local farmer, Matt O'Neil came and baled all the straw which then kept Roly busy with the tractor and trailer bringing the bales back to the farm and into the barn to be kept dry ready for feed and bedding over the winter months.|
|"Beer o'clock" overlooking the South Downs national park|
|The last load of hay bales coming into Saddlescombe Farm|
|The old tythe barn stacked with wool sacks and small hay bales|
|Meanwhile, Belle has been busy keeping an eye on the flock and herd during the harvest|
Yesterday we sent off a sample of our spring barley to be analysed to determine the quality. We are hoping it can be used for malting.
Camilla, Roly, Molly, Freddie, Boris and Belle