Spring Planting on The Isle Estate
1st April 2013
Now at last we can say that the spring planting has started with some dry weather and even sight of the sun.
Pictured here we are working on one of the carrot beds down what we call the Spine Road. The large red piece of machinery (driven by Charlie) is used to de-stone the field and the other tractor (property of Callum) is preparing the seed beds and forming ridges to help dry out and break down the soil. All rather a slow and expensive process with the ridging operation using about 35 litres of diesel per hour .... heavy work for what is one of the most economic tractors on the market. People staying for Bed and Breakfast are welcome to come on one of the farm walks to get to know something of what we do.