Sunday, 12 June 2016

Harvesting nettles

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Our raspberry patch has become somewhat overrun with nettles. Today I set about resolving this problem. Armed with gloves and a long-sleeve shirt, I pulled up the nettles. They are not being wasted however. Our goats eat them both fresh and dried. I am making hay at the moment and the dried nettles are being added to the hay crop.

The photo above shows the overrun raspberry patch.

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The raspberry patch cleared on one side (note the large quantity of nettles in the background waiting to be cleared).

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One of the numerous piles of nettles which will be dried out over the next few days and added to the hay crop.

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