Make hay while the sun shines

So it’s a glorious sunny day here in Deux Sevres, and we are as usual putting some more fencing around our fields, another repair job from the winter.Despite this I took some photos of the stunning wild flowers in our meadows as it turned only minutes before the farmer arrived to cut it for hay. This years wild flowers included ox eye daisies, buttercups, clover, pulmonaria, primroses and cowslips, early purple and two other types of orchid, fritillaries, meadowsweet and many more so it has been a picture.

This year we invited a local farmer to harvest our hay as its surplus to requirements with the horses being in livery. Livery fees include grass and hay so our 3 hectares just need cutting to keep them tidy, giving the job to a neighbour makes life easier for us and makes him happy as he gains the hay for his cattle.

Before and after cutting.

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