Lockdown has well and truly taken hold, but the animals on the farm don’t know a thing about this and their lives carry on as normal.
As we’re in Spring, the grass is starting to grow and we’ve managed to get out on the tractor and do some rolling and harrowing of our grass land.
It’s amazing as there was a point during January that I thought the fields would never ever dry out! We’ve managed to get some muck spread onto our maize field too, and that will be ploughed in and the field drilled with more maize seed in the next few weeks, ready for our Maize Maze.
However, in April there’s only one event that dominates at this time of year and that event is lambing.
Whether there’s a pandemic on or not, our sheep have got to give birth. And as you will see, it’s been a busy old time.
Hopefully next time we speak, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel with Covid 19 and our lives may start to slowly get back to normal, just like the farm animals.
Stay safe, Sam.
Sam is a farmer’s son from Cheshire and his BIG passion in life is telling everyone the farming story! Sam now works on the Farm at Tatton Park in Cheshire,
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