This is one of the lovely fellows that worked as a team to cut and bind the oats – you can see how big they are, one of these is equivalent to 10 horsepower in a tractor and it took 2 horses.

Our field entrance was too small for a combine which gave us the excuse to harvest our oats the traditional way and explore whether this method would work for us – it did, and was a wonderful rich insight into how we all used to work together – a combine may be fast and efficient but it is souless.

By Lisa Guy

I am an organic beef and wildlife farmer

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