The Rape has Finished Flowering

Well who would have thought it?  Flaming June wasn’t but July looks as though it could well be!   Hay time has been a joy this year.  No breakdowns or rain, and all is safely baled.  The hard bit will be the next couple of days when we have to manhandle the crop into the barn – in this heat.  I must not complain though, its so lovely to have the sun make an appearance.  Asparagus was not great this year, it was just too cold and it rather looks as though next years crop has been struck with some disease, it just has not grown at all.  Further investigation is required.

The Barley is beginning to turn, and the Rape has finished flowering, soon be time to swath the crop ready for harvesting.  This is the time of year is when we all get excited about the prospect of our crops making a profit.  If this weather can hold for the next month we may well catch up on the cold start to the year. It would be so good to have an easy harvest after the last few years.

On a personal front Stephen has just found out that he has been shortlisted for Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors.  Such an honour.  We are all very proud of him – he has worked incredibly hard over the past couple of years and deserves to be amongst the top in the country.  Watch out for his next venture!

As for Amanda and Gary, the bank came good, and they are safely moved in.  Lots to do, but room to do it in.  They are looking forward to making friends in the area.