I went for a cycle yesterday afternoon, the first for ages, and could see that harvest is well under way. Cheshire is more dairy than arable but there are still quite a few fields given over to growing crops, including grain, potatoes and maize.
I’ve been pedalling around my usual route for years and I’ve mentally noted when the fields are harvested, particularly those on the road between Sound and Ravensmoor. The timing of harvest this year is similar to last, perhaps a bit later, however, the few years before last saw much earlier harvest, back in mid-July.
In my mind, harvest should be in August or even September, and mixed in with the change of season into autumn – I’ve already noticed the earliest hints of a change in season.