Saham Hall Shoot, Norfolk

The Breck lenders a large area of sandy
soil of flints free very free draining we suffer in the in the warm summers
with what we call a Bricklin stripe was when you can see the stripes
coming in in the field with the underlying flints and everything
letting water drain away and when it comes to harvest you can have a very
good piece and a poor piece right beside. We’ve always been conservation minded
I think one of the things we’ve we’ve tried to do is bring back peers and to –
which are now acceptable levels and we’ve now got a tremendous amount of
hairs well I think it’s the general conservation work but obviously the shoots are either helping a hell of a lot on that we’re doing field field corner
management and we’re doing as I say hedgerow management beetle banks so
whilst we are farming we’re also on conservation minded we have to do the
two together that’s right. You could do a certain amount of conservation but the
keepers are doing a lot of the observation work their selves helping
out on that side so I would suggest that without the keepers the conservation may
be waning as it would suggest although I would have to keep it going. It’s very
important from my point of view the farm and and keeping works together they all
understand that we have to a team. We had close flocking pheasants
which we’ve had for 15 to 20 years the reason we keep these American blue
backs or Michigan blue backs they’re flighty little birds I think they’re
very much underrated they do breed in the wild they lay very very early and
which is a bit of a benefit as well. It’s it’s a natural countryside for pheasants
or we’ve got rivers going through us which they like that’s their natural
countryside but having said that there’s good food out and around they’ll come up
for it.

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