Hay Cut Started on Thursday 27th June

The hay cut started early this year to help to reduce the nutrient levels on the meadow. Nutrient levels have been rising mainly caused by increased flooding in recent years and this reduces plant diversity. The hay cut would normally start in July.

Hay drying on North Meadow
Hay drying on North Meadow

The picture shows the hay in rows after it is cut. It is turned after cutting in a process called teddering which helps the hay to dry. The picture below shows the hay being teddered.

Hay being teddered on North Meadow to help it dry
Hay being teddered on North Meadow to help it dry

 

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