This is a busy season for the farmers. With over 300 sheep now on the Farm constant watch or lookering is required on a daily basis. With the added problem of the snow the sheep can’t reach the grass so have to be fed with hay. To balance the diet the farmer also feeds the sheep some small protein pellets in the troughs spread out over the farm. The severe weather has bought on a shortage of hay which is a worry. Farmers usually store hay over the winter but with the deep snow stocks are often used very quickly creating a supply and demand problem. In the old days the hay was stored in stacks and bought into the old barn for winter storage. This was very hard work and remember, in those days the farmers didnt have the luxury of tractors to lift those huge round barrels of hay which fit into the circular feeding bins !
Diary on 01/12/2010 09:07 pm by Andrew
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