We are making the most of this beautiful spell of dry weather and have started to cut the hay from our wildflower meadows.
Our contractror, Dave Gwilt (D J Gwilt,) will begin tedding today. Tedding is the next step in haymaking, the machine fluffs up the cut hay and allows the air and sun to contact the undersurfaces to promote drying.
Once the hay has been tedded and is nearly dry, it’s ready to rake. Raking turns the hay one more time to dry the bottom and forms it into a windrow ready to be baled.
Nathan and Paul, together with Dave Gwilt will be working hard over the next few days to ensure we can ‘make hay while the sun shines’