Baking the lamb on hay doesn’t necessarily give the meat an abundance of flavour, but it does keep it very moist and gives it a slightly earthy taste. Try cooking whole chicken this way too.
A Jersey farmer, Hugh de la Haye, bought a single ‘odd-looking’ potato in 1880 that had 15 ‘eyes’. He cut it into pieces and planted it all over a steep sloping field on his land. That single potato produced a crop of kidney-shaped potatoes with wafer-thin skin, which became known as the Jersey