Combine out early at Holbeach St Johns

Harvesting under way at Holbeach St Johns. Photo: SG240714-120TW

Harvesting under way at Holbeach St Johns. Photo: SG240714-120TW

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Father and son Robert and Fred Laming were harvesting barley a week to ten days early on their farm at Holbeach St Johns when Lincolnshire Free Press photographer Tim Wilson captured this image.

The business, F Laming & Son, has a total of just under 1,000 acres of land across sites at Holbeach St Johns, Sutton Bridge and Tydd St Mary.

Potatoes, sugar beet, wheat, spring barley and beans are grown at Sutton Bridge, where they also let land for carrots, while the other two farms mainly grow wheat, oilseed rape, beans and winter barley.

Robert and Fred, who was driving the combine at the time of our visit, were working on 60 acres of barley.

Robert said: “Weather-wise, it’s been brilliant and the crop has come up dry so there’s no need for artificial drying, but next week we could by drying.”

The oilseed rape and winter barley has been harvested on the farm, leaving most of the wheat yet to do. The corn goes to the corn merchant, the potatoes to Nene Potatoes.