As an organic farm we are very dependent on grass for our sheep and cattle. The problem is that in winter grass only grows very slowly. In fact when night time temperatures fall to freezing point or even to below six degrees Celsius, most grasses don’t grow at all.
Now in April we are enjoying night temperatures of eight or nine degrees Celsius and the grass in all our fields is growing faster. In fact when we were looking at one field yesterday we could see the grass rippling in the wind. A good sign that even in the current dry conditions, the grass is “going away” as we say locally, and we know that there will be plentiful food in the weeks ahead for our stock.