The cows are in! They are greatly enjoying being tucked up in the barn, where the prospect of fresh straw is enough to get the oldest and, shall we say, most 'heavyset' cattle kicking up their heels with joy! Before settling in for the night, when all is quiet in the barn...apart from the chewing of cuds, snorting and that one annoying cow with a deviated septum. There's always one. Snoring aside, it is warm in the barn, and if fuel prices get any higher, I will be blogging from there. Or maybe just select a nice clean one to bring indoors. No. 100 would do.
It has been a mixed month, a new muckspreader is gracing the fields of Lower Dairy Farm, Dad's been patching up machinery left, right and centre, the JCB got stuck...again, and there's an annoying hole in the Stable courtesy of Jude.Thanks Jude. It could have been worse, but is another job to add to the list before winter sets in. Fortunately, a scaffold tower was erected in record time, and is ready for the repairs when a tired Farmer Humph and Steeplejack Humbug have a spare moment.We think he's dreaming about our last sugar beet harvest...! A joyous event coming soon to LDF - Christmas has nothing on that celebration.
(For the record, the women of the farm are still working. Girl power.)