Each month we try to add some topical entry to let you know more about this fine Lincolnshire location and our many activities and opportunities for you.
August is harvest month in Lincolnshire and here on the limestone cliff edge few
crops are still standing by the end of the month. Fifty years ago things were very
different. The combine harvester was only just on the scene and those in operation
subject to breakages and of relatively low capacity. Harvest continued into September
and in a wet year could take until early October to complete. Oats, sugar beet, peas
and barley were the most common crops, with some potatoes. Now wheat and oilseed
rape have come to dominate the landscape, since both are sown in the autumn and can
establish well before spring droughts, now becoming more frequent, can do too much
damage to yield.
Wild flowers on the verges of green lanes in the neighbourhood are now at their best.
Late summer and autumn is a beautiful time to come to Hilltop Farm self catering
barn and to enjoy walking in the countryside.