Cutting bracken on the moor – the more the merrier, its hot sweaty work using long handled scythes and bill hooks.

Back in August we were busy cutting an area of the moor for several reasons:
its a good way of suppressing bracken;
it makes a fantastic garden mulch high in potash;
it makes way for grasses and heathers;
and its cleared the area where we want to reinstate our well and the pool where traditionally cows would go for water.

By Lisa Guy

I am an organic beef and wildlife farmer

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