Grass and clover, grown to provide our herd with the best food over winter, is ready to cut. Once this has been gathered and safely stored, we pray for some of those thirst-quenching showers, because by the time we go picking, plump is good.
Wildlife and nature’s colours flourish, with butterflies and bees busying themselves between bright and fragrant flowers. The land becomes a hive of activity, and if the August Bank Holiday is fine, the harvest is usually good. Expectant cows are given a six week holiday from milking to fortify them before calving.