Category Archives: Hay

Hand Hay Making at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust

The Trust has 6 acres of wild flower meadows. Hand hay making plays an important part in their management. Below is a short video that will give you an idea of the kind of work we are doing.

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Open Morning for National Meadows Day

Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust will be holding a (slightly late) open morning on Saturday 8th July for National Meadows Day. The Trust manages a 20 acre smallholding in West Wales, including six acres of traditional meadow, rich in species such … Continue reading

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Coast and Country

Late last summer the ITV Wales programme “Coast and Country” came to talk to us about scything and hand haymaking here at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust. The episode is available here. Coast and Country, Series 4, Episode-17 The part recorded … Continue reading

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Establishing Yellow Rattle, Rhinanthus minor

Spring is well underway, the grass is growing and the Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor is germinating in the hay meadows. It is also germinating in profusion in many of the areas that we mulched with grass and hay from Cae … Continue reading

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Social Mow and Hand Haymaking Day

Mowing in Cae Mari Jones during the Social Mow We had a great time on our Social Mow and Hand Hay Making Day on Sunday. Eight people joined us mowing in Cae Mari Jones, ranging from experienced mowers to complete … Continue reading

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