After an extremely dry spring we are now getting frequent showers which have been great help to the vegetable plants and potatoes. They were really suffering from the drought but when you see the pictures of the terrible conditions in Africa, where they have had no rain for two years, it puts things into perspective. We are busy cutting pointed cabbage – its really good cabbage – only takes five minutes to cook whatever dish you add it to. Definitely one of our favourite vegetables. Hope you are all enjoying it. Time also for cutting clover and lucerne for winter feed for the cattle and the winter barley is ready for harvest.
The cattle are all in the fields and really enjoying the warm summer sun. There is a sea bank marathon taking place next Sunday so we will have to gather up all our cattle that graze by the marsh and keep them in a grass field until all the runners and walkers have gone by. Lets hope it’s a dry day for everyone. Our own village show took place on the 3rd July. It was a great success with around 2000 people coming through the gate. Our tea tent had a wonderful display of home made cakes made by the ladies, and lots of volunteers helped on the day.
A man from the Lincolnshire Barn Owl trust has been to the farm to inspect one of the nesting boxes. An owl had returned to the same box for several years but unfortunately had not survived the bad winter. Everyone was so pleased to hear that a new young female had a nest in the box and there were 2 chicks. The new female and one of the young were caught for ringing but the smallest of the chicks will have to grow a bit more before a ring is applied. Hope he doesn’t feel left out!