At the time of writing this I am still in disbelief that we were yet again defeated by Wales. It seems our head coach thinks that our smallest player is just the man for taking a crash ball!!
However it’s not the end of the world.
We are busy dosing cattle again for fluke, seems to be particularly bad this year, strange after such a dry summer, but saying that our silage is the driest it’s ever been and probably the best! But we now have some sort of bacteria on the face of the pit which is causing some problems. We have sent a sample off for testing so we will just wait and see what’s needed to solve the issue.
We have just taken our first delivery of feed for the hill ewes – up a staggering fifty five pounds a ton. So the bit extra that we are getting for our hoggs is quickly going to disappear.
Also the fuel tanker has just been in with Tractor fuel almost seventy five pence a litre, I must be getting old I can remember when it was ten pence.
We are still tidying up after Storm Arwen. The mess caused by just one night of wind was unbelievable we had six beech trees blown down and in the teens of oaks as well. What we call the curling pond wood was also totally destroyed. We are now waiting for foresters to move these trees so we can get fences and dykes rebuilt. It’s amazing that no lives were lost. So sad to see so many beautiful trees down.