Farm Roundups

April 2018 Farm Round Up

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Phew – at last, winter seems to have left us!  The Beast from the East was followed by a mini-heatwave – one week I was breaking ice on water troughs, the following week I was tipping bucket after bucket of water into wallows for the pigs to cool down. Fun Fact:  pigs can’t sweat so […]

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March 2018 Farm Round Up

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The month of the Beast from the East – parts 1 and 2! I have been accused of obsessing about the weather, but I think this month, I am fully justified in my focus. It has been … interesting. Challenging, yes. Life-threatening, no. Hard work, definitely. First thing I realised – I have such respect […]

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October 2017 Farm Round Up

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The days are growing noticeably shorter – I know it happens every year but somehow, it is still a surprise. The short-lived delight when the clocks change meaning lighter mornings – for a few weeks at least! And some spectacular evening sunsets as I dash round feeding before it gets dark. We’ve moved a few […]

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September Farm Round Up

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So, the kids are all back at school and we eagerly anticipated the late Summer hot spell … and we waited … and we waited! In vain! It hasn’t been a TERRIBLE month, just not good enough to redeem the performance in July and August – so, as we speak, I’ve got a heap of […]