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Harvest has begun on the Estate and the rape fields are lined and furrowed, a real mark of English summertime.

The first crops have ripened and harvest has begun on the Estate.  The rape fields are lined and furrowed, a real mark of English summertime.  During this time of year there is more traffic on the Estate, and it can be at strange times of the day or night (as the crops must come in)  Harvest time has changed greatly over the years, but  a good yield is still as much a cause for celebration as it has ever been.  

'In 1863, the farmer of Little Somborne Farm in Hampshire wrote in his diary: “Began harvest on the 2nd August and up to the 25th the weather was delightful, which enabled us to get a splendid wheat crop saved in the best of order and a great portion of barley and oats.” *

* taken from https://www.countryfile.com/how-to/food-recipes/british-harvest-how-long-does-the-season-last-when-is-harvest-day-plus-history-and-traditions/