This is the time of year when the ancient meadowland at Hareley Farm is at its best.
The pasture is filled with wild flowers, native grasses and butterflies. Swallows and skylarks abound and the farm is full of young life.
The lambs will soon be weaned from the ewes and many of the chicks and poults are now gawky, half-feathered chickens and turkeys. Piglets arrive at all times of year and their antics are guaranteed to amuse.
It’s an important time to get everything just right as most of our livestock and poultry is from rare or traditional native breeds and we need as many as possible to not only survive but thrive and keep the breeds going for the future.
There are many events in the area throughout the Summer, from major ones, like the Royal Three Counties in June, to local ones, such as Bromyard Gala in July. The National Trust properties at Lower Brockhampton, Berrington Hall and Croft Castle have a variety of extra activities and the open gardens in Herefordshire are at their most beautiful.