Continuing on from P.'s haymaking adventure, here are the stacks.
A neighbour gave us the sticks, and P. sharpened them to a point, apparently the end has to be really sharp in order to get the hay to fall correctly over the stake.
Next job is to build a feeder so that the sheep can eat the hay without trampling it. We'll attach the feeder to the side of their shed so it'll keep dry when it rains (if it ever does).
The haystacks give the field such a nice rustic feel and the smell is amazing,
Not sure if there is enough there to feed the sheep through the autumn. But it's a good start. We are still giving them willow (which we cut from the ditches) and they've been spoiled with stale bread from the local supermarket which R. picks up when he delivers his potatoes.