It is haymaking time and provided the weather stays dry this week more of our fields will be cut, allowed to wilt and then turned in the sunshine for 2-3 days to dry out the grass and then formed into rows for the baler to collect and bale the dried grass into large round bales. If it rains during the process then the hay or haylage may be spoilt.
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Visitors to the Sanctuary might see sheep in some of our fields. These belong to local farmers and spend time on our land by reciprocal arrangment. The farmers' sheep eat our nice grass and the sheep keep the grass eaten down on land that is either unsuitable for the donkeys or too steep for the tractors to be able to swipe off the bracken and rough grass.