Saturday, 30 January 2010

More Snow...

I have lost my ears ! .... Im sure I put them some where ...

Minstrel is not amused ....


The weather men were right ....we have more snow. Last night it was freezing and the wind was biting. The alpacas were tucked up in bed and we woke to more snow.

So the Big freeze is back ! and we are once again under a snowy blanket. The alpacas have been inside today as I thought that it wasn't worth putting them out to freeze. We have a mixture of hail, sleet and snow through out the day. The wind is still blowing a gale and its positively bitter.

I hope that I'm not going to be blocked in again for another month !.... I've just started to get used to going out to the shops. Mind you if the wind keeps up, no doubt the snow will be blowing across the track and its likely !

I have replace the hay for the cows and the horses so they have plenty to be going at. I have counted the bales today, I have twenty large round bales left, at this rate Im wondering if I will have enough....its surprising just how fast they get through it when the snow is on the ground. Last year I put aside 66 round bales for the winter, at this rate I'll have to be keeping more back..... I guess it depends on the weather, and lets face it we've had a bleak winter up to now.

No doubt when the grass appears, the larger animals will be out grazing and we won't need to be feeding as much hay, but for the time being, its nice to be able to feed it as required. I'm usually feeding hay until mid/end April, mind you we are nearly into February already !

2 comments:

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Alan was saying today he knows of plenty farmers who have run out of hay already! I know he is running short of round ones which is why I am getting big square ones.

TalithaDillingham0 said...

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