12 May 2014
Orchards are not a purely natural phenomenon. They are what is so neatly termed a “Kulturlandschaft” in German, a landscape developed and cultivated by man, and come the Merry Month of May we are always happy to welcome our many mowers who come and tame the grass in the orchard for us.
We are fortunate to enjoy a symbiotic relationship with our local shepherd who is a regular visitor to the orchard with his flock between now and the end of the summer. Apart from being the more enironmentally-friendly solution, the sheep are just so much more fun than mowing! No need to worry about what to do with all the mown grass either, they take care of that too!