Snow December 2009

Over the past 4 days it has been snowing on and off in our region and for the past 3 days we have had a covering of snow on the ground.

This was the farmhouse and the lane to and from the village this morning.

The Farmhouse in the snow December 2009

The Farmhouse in the snow December 2009

Snow in the lane to the village December 2009

Snow in the lane to the village December 2009

Snow in the lane to the fields December 2009

Snow in the lane to the fields December 2009

So how has the snow affected the livestock on our farm? Well on Saturday the water trough to the cattle had frozen up, the locks on the poultry huts have been frozen, the lids to the poultry drinkers have frozen on.

We have had to put a couple of round bales infront of the gates into the fold yard to stop the wind and snow blowing into the fold yard. The poultry have not been out for 3 days as the guinea fowl do not like walking on snow and I don’t want to unecessarily get the ducks and hens feet chilled in the snow.

The poultry have had more straw in their huts . Egg laying has ceased in the quail hut so the temperature is really affecting the quail and infact they are huddling togther more so more straw has been placed in their hut.

How has the snow affected you and your livestock?

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