Farmer Andy Barr with his combine harvesterAndy Barr ©Barry Wyles
Well, the longed-for rain did appear. The first dollop was a saviour but the second, being partnered by gale force winds, was a mixed blessing with small patches in overlaps falling over. This included the oats that had seemed so incredibly slow to grow in the spring that I pronounced them impossible to lodge. Will I never learn? They didn’t quite reach the height of the triticale I’m growing for the first time. It makes as good a plant stand as I […]