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AFTER DRAINAGE WORK, WE HAD FIELD PLOUGHED – 4th wk in April 2015

Our preference has always been to disturb the soil as little as possible, by using mulches and sowing green manure seeds wherever bare soil is created after harvesting a crop, for instance.

However, after the disruption of getting drains put under the top soil and the compaction of the associated machinery, we succumbed to the need for a tractor and plough to turn the rough ground and begin to make it even enough to harrow and sow. This is the area where our polytunnel is to be located so site preparation is needed for that development too. DSC07126

Thanks to our farming neighbour, Sam Hawkins, who made time to plough the 1 acre field with his own tractor and plough.