Articles From March 2018

Snow on patio

Weather vagaries

Posted in Farm on Monday 26th March 2018 at 11:22am

What a month March has been. We arrive home from abroad 30 hours late at the beginning of the month to freezing temperatures and heavy snow, like much of the UK. Then came the floods as the rain thawed the snow in double quick time. A week of showers and soggy ground followed which has necessitated our cattle staying in the sheds for longer than normal as they would have poached the ground to a muddy puddle. Luckily, we have enough winter food and bedding straw to see us through. Another bout of heavy snow saw us trapped on the moor for a few more days and today 26th March has seen the last of the drifts melt away in the sunshine! With more snow showers forecast for the hills over the Easter weekend you have to wonder what April will bring. Anyone for tea on the patio?