On The Farm in April
April 21, 2021
This April we have seen almost all seasons, but what’s been happening on the farm?
Here on Fossfield Farm it continues to be busy on the farm and we have seen an uplift in the factory due to reaching the second step in the UK’s roadmap out of lockdown. Last week we saw non-essential shops are allowed to open their doors, outdoor attractions are taking visitors, self-contained accommodation can reopen and hospitality venues are allowed to serve food on an actual plate in an outdoor setting!
On the farm it hasn’t been as busy as last month, there was only two main events on the farm, along with the everyday jobs such as caring for our cows and calves, milking twice a day and any odd maintenance jobs we also see:
- The girls being let out! As we mentioned last month, the girls where itching to go out, and finally the day had come that farmers Ian and Graham were happy the grass was nutritious enough for these lovely ladies! Usually we get some lovely weather for letting them out, however, this year after a few days of sun the usual Yorkshire weather hit us and what a grey day it was, but the girls did not disappoint, they were still skipping and jumping about!* Due to the cold nights the girls were still being brought in every night to keep warm, however, last weekend saw the weather warming up and to coincide with the first weekend that pubs and bars reopened the girls had their first night out!
- Calving. Calving is slowing down this month with only 6 calves born. Rose (who was born in December 2020) is now growing up and will be soon old enough to go out into the fields with her other teenage friends!
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