Locals may wonder why there is the sound of tractors across the farm in the depth of winter. I can assure you that it’s not because we are bored, especially with the price of diesel. Firstly we are “Roller crimping” some cover crops. This will flatten them to provide protection and feed for the soil, we are making most of the frosty weather to travel and achieve better chance of no crop regrowth. The second job is to redistribute paper shreds across the farm ready for spreading / incorporation in the spring. This is a great source of carbon that compliments poultry muck or creates a great mulch beneath the trees and provides a good mix with the grass cuttings that we also spread there.
Cider Apple harvesting under way – 2022The Troll from Trondheim