Monday, 5 March 2018

Saddlescombe in the snow

What a week!  We've experienced our first proper snow since being here at Saddlescombe.  Highs and lows!  Some beautiful moments as you can see when we walked two cows and their calves from the barn out to the field to join the rest of the herd.  One of the little calves had an impromptu ice skate on the frozen pond which gave it a bit of a surprise!  It has been hard work making sure everyone has water when all the troughs and pipes were frozen and now it has thawed hearing running water is music to our ears.  We have brought calves in who were born in the snow if we had concerns, just to give them a chance to warm up, suckle some colostrum and get some strength to withstand the temperatures.  We have had 8 heifer calves (girls) born so far and 2 bull calves.

Now you would never know we have had snow, it has all disappeared and we continue to hope that we have some dry spells now ready for lambing.  Not long now!

More soon

Camilla, Roly, Molly, Freddie, Finch, Fly and Belle

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