The grass is growing, the animals are thriving here at Higher Hacknell, but we just need a few days of sunshine (and no rain) to get things done! June is usually a really busy month making silage and hay, our all important crops for winter feeding as our animals have a mostly grass fed diet. Although the fields do need cutting now we're not too bothered by all this wet weather because on balance too much rain at this time of year is better than too little, as they say a wet June means you have a full barn! But last week we had extreme storms and flooding-it happened to be when Tim was out TB testing with the vet, they described seeing a lake coming down the hillside. The vet had to abandon his car and Tim only just got them through in the Land Rover.
Lets hope that Midsummers Day brings us summer weather at last and we can enjoy all those barbecues and picnics (the ones we didn't have outdoors over the Jubilee Weekend!). Our BBQ boxes are fantastic value, still at last years' prices and our best selling mixed box is great value at only 100. You can visit our website www.higherhacknell.co.uk to place an order on-line or do phone me on 01769 560909 to discuss what you'd like or how you'd like a cut prepared.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Jo and Tim and all at Higher Hacknell Farm