Some more earthworks

Having neighbours you can trade stuff with is great. We needed to get a race widened and smoothed out, a neighbour needed some hay – a solution presented itself. Last year when getting our hay raked we discovered the contractor couldn’t get through this narrow spot, so wider it goes.


Here’s the finished product after a couple of hours work. It looks much more passable and now I can get the rest of the fencing through this area done.


To get some grass growing on the bare earth as soon as possible, I spread half a dozen bales of last season’s hay over the ground. The seed drops out in the process and the hay acts as a mulch keeping moisture in and birds off the germinating seed.


It’s great that hay paid for the work to be done and provided the replacement grass seed too – all to make this year’s hay cutting easier – a nice circle.

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