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Posted: Tuesday 7 June, 2011

by Rosemary at 1:48pm in Land Comments closed

Ken came yesterday to spread lime and potash fertiliser for us. It was dry and still, so perfect for it - and even better, it rained overnight and looks like we might get more today.

Tractor spreading lime

We had the soil tested several months ago - only Sheepfold needed lime, but potash was low in all the fields. There was a bit of moving stock around, but it only took about three hours, and that was with Ken having to go back to his farm to refill the spreader with fertiliser. We'll test again in two years and see how it's all going.

Ken was saying he's got a 56hp,2WD tractor that they don't use - I mentioned that we're saving up for a tractor. It's too expensive for us though- it's worth about £5,000. I did offer to lease it for a lamb, a dozen eggs and endless horsesh*t, but he didn't take me up on it :-)

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