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Strathaven Balloon Festival

September 4th, 2013

 strathaven balloon festivat

The end of August saw a spectacular balloon festival in Strathaven.

Walking the Bull !

August 12th, 2013

That’s Gavin started walking the bull in preparation for Strathaven Show. He was a bit on his toes !!

Our Anniversary !

August 6th, 2013

It’s our Anniversary today ! 27 years !! That makes me feel quite ancient !!

And finally ..

July 26th, 2013


The finished bales are then stacked neatly …. and ready for winter …..

Wrapping bales

July 26th, 2013


The bales are then lifted onto the bale wrapper where they are covered in plastic ….

Haylage carried in

July 26th, 2013


Farmer Tom carts the bales back to the farm……

Making haylage

July 26th, 2013


Haylage all done too ! First, the grass is put into rows and then made into bales …..

Facebook video

July 25th, 2013

Go to our facebook page to see the video of our silage been rolled and sorted to keep the air out.

The pit is covered !

July 25th, 2013


Finally a huge plastic sheet is rolled over the top and tyres placed on it so that fermentation can begin !! Good job well done by James Forrest Ltd !

The pit is rolled.

July 25th, 2013


Then the grass is put into the correct place and rolled to make sure all the air is squeezed out.

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