It takes some pretty heavy duty machinery to spread so much compost.

It takes some pretty heavy duty machinery to spread so much compost.

Grazing makes up a large part of the diet of many of our livestock and ensuring our grass is up to scratch means taking care of our fields. After being nibbled all spring and summer, the fields are looking a little bare and in need of a good feed to improve their condition. We might not be able to control the weather, but we can help enrich the soil. With large grazing fields, we need a lot of compost!

Spreading muck on the big field.

Spreading muck on the big field.

We spread a staggering 250 tonnes of mature compost across our big field with the help of contractors with their enormous machines designed specifically for the purpose. Spreading the compost across the field will distribute nutrients across the pasture and help reinvigorate areas which have been grazed nearly bare. Many thanks to S J Theobald and Sons, particularly Sam and James for all of their help.

As a result of all this activity, the big field will be mucky for a while as the compost washes in and we remove any litter that may have made its way onto the fields. We appreciate your understanding during this work. Thanks for bearing with us as we improve these fields and we look forward to lush green grass once it all settles.


About Mudchute

Mudchute Park & Farm. One of the largest city farms in London with 32 acres of countryside in the middle of the Isle of Dogs.

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