Yesterday the tree protectors arrived so I spent the day putting them on the trees to enable us to move the Soays onto that area for some winter grazing. It was surprisngly easy and quick unlike so many jobs on the plot.
Now it looks a bit like a deer park. Hopefully it will keep the trees safe whilst still letting us make the most of the grazing. Once we have a decent upper canopy we can begin to think about guild planting which may mean we don’t have grazing in that area but that will take about 5-10 years.
So, we will be moving the sheep over there for the winter and moving the chickens and ducks and geese to the top of the main pasture.
This should leave the tree and lower paddocks free to lime, harrow and rest.