Making Hay While the Sun Shines

Oldford Farmhouse was built in 1620, and in 1900 ran to some 250 acres. These days we have just 10 acres of agricultural land, with the remaining 5 acres being used as gardens, orchard and parkland for the house and holiday cottages. Those 10 acres are put to good use though, providing good grazing for 40 or so sheep for several months of the year. The recent hot dry weather has provided perfect conditions for cutting and turning the grass, allowing it to dry and bale as feed for the winter.

We think there is something incredibly romantic and reassuring about pictures of the land at sunset, dotted as it is with the bales of hay and we wanted to share it with you. We hope you enjoy the image.

The Author

Stephen Leathley, along with Maria Leathley is owner/operator of Riverside Cottage Holidays in Frome He is a musician and educator at The Riverside Guitar Workshop 

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