Do you like this new photo of Rye Hill Farm?

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Our harvest is IN.

P1020054AP1020061t one time there were 5 tractors working in the field, The bales are very heavy, no way could you move them by hand but the tractors manage to pick up 2 at a time before they get wrapped in thin plastic to keep the air and weather out.

Fields of grass cut for winter feed.

P1020033On Sunday the contractors cut our field of long grass for making into hay or silage to feed to the stock in winter. If the weather is right, dry and breezy we will make it as hay that does not need to be wrapped in black plastic to keep it usable.

White Heather for good luck!

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I found this little clump of white heather on my walk in Slaley Forest with Barley the dog yesterday. Folk law says it will bring you good luck, all I know is that I was lucky to see it as it is not a common occurrence and I have never found it  in the wild before.

The sheep have all been to the hairdresser!

P1010997P1020028The sheep have all been to the hairdresser!

Trevour and Tom came to shear the sheep on Friday, I had meant to take a photo for you to see but they were shorn so fast the I could hardly keep up with “wrapping” the fleeces in to a big roll then putting the fleece into the wool sheets. Here are the wool sheets each contains about 35 fleeces. The sheets will then be collect for the Wool Marketing Board to process .

Roses

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The roses are now in full bloom looking so lovely and some smelling heavenly, Sadly they dont last in full bloom for very long but this year we are having the right weather to really enjoy them

Bumble Bees

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I think that I have seen many more bumble bees around this year, may be because we had such a mild winter.

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