Yesterday I spent a wonderful evening sketching with Paul, Tobias and Emma Watkin and David on their farm in St Michaels South Elmham. A wonderful farm of 100 acres where they were harvesting their “New Harvester Square head master” wheat straw which the sell for thatching. A beautiful farm still with small fields and deep hedges with abundant wildlife. All evening you could hear Yellowhammers calling and around the field numerous species of butterflies flitted from flower to flower.
It was great to see tradition farming methods still being used to great effect. After cutting the sheaves where errected into shocks to dry.