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Harrowing, potato planting and rolling...

Emma Heseltine: We have had our soils done at Houghton and have some recommendations for helping our fields. It’s been a tough year so they could do with a boost. One of the things we can do is to use a grass harrow to scrape at the moss which has sprung up all over the place (seriously where is it coming from, there was grass here before) and aerates the soil.

21 April 2013 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 0

Dont get stuck, tiny lambs and rolling...

Emma Heseltine: Today it’s starting to feel a little bit like spring, finally and I’m learning to plough. It looks so easy, up and down turning over the soil but as with everything it’s harder than it looks. The ground is a bit wet and I’m in the little Massey which is two wheel drive. The trick is to give it lots of oomph apparently and remember to raise the plough up if I get to a sticky bit and the wheels start spinning. Also ‘whatever you do, don’t get stuck’, good advice.

07 April 2013 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 1

Difficult lambs, lost lambs, pet lambs and rolling...

Emma Heseltine: This morning there is a difficult lamb being born. The Ewe has had her first and is having a rest before the next comes. We come back to check on her and discover a head and one leg sticking out. This is no good, we need two legs, that lamb has got to go back in.

25 March 2012 | 2 Comments | Recommended by 2

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