October Update

10/27/2015 01:46:00 pm , 0 Comments

Thames Organic Growers

We were delighted to welcome this group of vegetable growers who are interested in making soils more fertile and productive by using green manures. They came for a morning walk and talk, presented by Sam and Ian. We had a look at existing crops as well as what has been newly sown, and happily, the sun shone.

Sheep Grazing

Since the beginning of October, we’ve had sheep mob grazing on our spring-established herbal ley and spring-sown Sainfoin, at the rate of 100 sheep per acre, per week, back fencing each strip as we go. The idea is to graze down the fields so they’re not winter proud and leafy. The sheep certainly look like they are enjoying it and will be on the leys until early November. 

Sainfoin being grazed - note electric fence


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