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We waited patiently for the rain to soften the ground. The last rain has made a big difference, cultivating the light land after the rain is going a dream. Freddy and Raymond are cultivating and subsoiling getting the land ready for the sugar beet next spring.

Breakdowns at harvest

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Thursday morning wasn’t the best start to harvest when we moved a combine to another farm and an o ring failed resulting in grinding to a halt on the busiest junction in East Anglia. Claas attended the seen and fixed the problem to get us on our way. Sadly we slowed the traffic up and I’m sorry to the motorist who’s journey was delayed.

The white granules in the photo we put down to soak up any oil while the work was completed.

Highways England turned up to assist with the road cleaning and ratcliffes recovery to see if they could help.

Thank you to all involved in assisting us.

The combine was up and running and combining barley in the afternoon.

Hot weather and fire risk

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Thank you to the advise from David Cox from Australia on fire prevention when combining.

The Dry time we are experiencing has caused numerous fires from combines in the east.

Anglia Sprayers kindly came and built us a mini fire engine to help with fire management.

Hopefully we don’t need to use it.

Harvest started tonight, we are getting everything ready and hopefully tomorrow will be a big day.

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