We’ve moved the sheep to graze the long grass in the orchard, which is much easier and better for the environment than cutting the grass ourselves. Before the flock set to work tidying round the fruit trees, they grazed the area behind the buildings, which was sown with wildflowers a few months ago. It needed a tidy up too, and this way we avoided having to mow here. By giving the sheep plenty to graze, we can also preserve the herbal leys and rye and vetch for a while longer.
Farm Update from Ian