Day 334 – No Go Area…

Although farming in this area is mainly dairy cattle, a fair area immediately around us is given over to growing Miscanthus, or ‘Elephant’ Grass. This is harvested, dried, and used as bio-fuel, but can also be used as non-synthetic bedding for intensive chicken farming or horses. The grass grows to around 2m tall, and after harvesting, grows again the following spring. This is some of the last of this year’s crop still standing.

Miscanthus Grass – iPhone

Day 115 – Give Way…

Living in the country has its challenges, especially if you are in a hurry. On the way home today we found our way blocked by some of our local farmer’s 700 odd Friesian cows crossing the road on the way to milking. No problem today as we weren’t on a tight schedule, but there have been times when the 10-15 mins holdup while they cross has been a real pain…

Cows crossing, Peatswood – iPhone XR