Life on the Farm July 2014

Our farmers are as busy as ever preparing the fields for next Season's crop, which should be ready around the end of September.

Mike Brown from Sunnyside Farm has been using the machine below, a "Bulb Hoover", in the last few days on his farm.

MIke Brown Bulb Hoover 2 Summer 2014

The Bulb Hoover has belts that scoop the bulbs up & into the wooden box on the back.

Mike Brown Bulb Hoover 1 Summer 2014

The next step is to bring them back to the shed for cleaning & grading.

BUlbs2

Before machines like this were invented, the bulbs used to be ploughed up,  left to dry on the ground, then picked up by hand into baskets.

Leave a Reply