15 tweets to perfectly sum up the British harvest so far

From Lincolnshire to Hampshire, Suffolk to Essex, winter barley and oilseed rape harvests are now underway in a number of counties across the UK.

We’ve rounded up 15 tweets that we think best represent the mood across the country.

Yesterday morning Essex oilseed rape grower Ed Ford was primed and ready for his harvest to begin. All he needed was a little sunshine.

A few hours later the combine entered the first field…

It was a similar story for one Norfolk grower.

Combines are starting to roll into oilseed rape in Bedford too…

Meanwhile near Bath in Somerset, some growers resorted to wearing waterproofs.

After a very dry spell a few weeks back, it seems all those rain dances worked with a delayed reaction. Hertfordshire got a soaking last night…

The weather was kinder to farmers in Cambridgeshire.

Over in Suffolk, Ben Martin was pleased to see his harvest commence on a day other than a Sunday.

Work to prepare oilseed rape crops for harvest was underway in Nottinghamshire.

Others were still a way off harvest but itching to get going.

Keep us updated with your harvest progress by tweeting @fwharvest, liking our Harvest Live 2015 Facebook page, sharing harvest photos with us on Instagram by mentioning @farmersweekly in the caption and uploading your harvest snaps to our gallery.


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