FEBRUARY ON THE FARM
Its currently a relatively quiet time out on the farm, as both our breeding cows and sheep graze through as much of the winter as possible without being fed hay or silage. So we are only feeding last spring's weaned calves, then checking the remaining stock. All the male lambs were sold just before Christmas, leaving us with all our female lambs from which we will pick our new breeding ewes next year. This is the calm before the storm, as calving and lambing will begin in early March and then it's a busy two months with long days. It's just as well it's quiet at the moment, as Neil, who does much of the day to day stock work decided to break his leg on New Years day! I'm hoping he will rest it enough to be fully recovered in time for lambing and calving - otherwise it will be a very challenging spring indeed! Life is never dull at Trill!