The ground we farm is pretty wet so through the winter we bring in all the cows. With all the cows in it means we have daily chores, such as feeding and bedding, to make sure they stay happy and healthy.
Feed is really important for our animals to help ensure they are happy and healthy. We give different types of feed to different animals for various reasons but on a day to day basis the feeding requirement doesn’t change.
Throughout the winter the cows are bought into the barns and they remain here until spring when the ground has dried up again. When you have a lot of cows inside, you guessed it, there is a lot of muck! Mucking out the sheds takes place every couple of months or as and when it’s needed.
Everyone knows the foot wear of choice for a farmer is the classic green welly! That being said there are so many makes, versions and colours available now a days.
During the summer we both wear boots but for the most part of the year in Britain we wear wellies so I thought I would share our preference.
Every morning I ask my other half – what are you doing today?
When we first got together he would say ‘Going to check the animals’ and I thought it was just a cop-out so he could just drive round the fields and not really do a lot. It’s only know I have learned more that I understand how important a job this is.
If you can drive round all the animals and be home for a cup of tea without having to do anything more, it has been a good morning.
We needed extra space this lambing so I thought I would share a quick overview of our Poly Tunnel.