It’s a Load of Bull

Flash Gordon 1

We bought a Hereford bull last week. Not overly exciting news but what was amusing (and of some concern initially) was his reaction to the Friesian cows.

Flash Gordon 1

In typical fashion, we were a bit late buying him in that we should have gone to look at bulls two weeks previously so he’d have time to settle [...]

8 Farming Things That Really Bug Me At The Moment

Don't bite off more than you can chew!

It’s a long time since I had a rant so maybe it’s been brewing for a while, without me noticing. I’ve so many things to rant about, some more maddening that others, that I decided to create a list! When I reached the number 8, I wondered if any of these things are infuriating other farmers too – so do let me know. Surely Brian and I can’t be the only ones?!

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Stand And Deliver

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We don’t expect too much of the delivery men (I say men because I can’t recall ever seeing a woman making a delivery here). Okay, it does say DELIVER TO YARD in block letters under our address on all deliveries from Buyrite – as they can be quite heavy and it makes extra work for us if they deliver to the front door rather than the farmyard. One delivery guy is really helpful and friendly, gives us a wave to [...]

My Farming & Writing Week: Calves, Calf Hutches & Press Coverage

Going for a ride in a calf barrow in my new red coat

Calf Rearing

The calving season is progressing well and is keeping me busy. I started this post three weeks ago and am only getting back to it now.

The calving season started, as usual, with one cow calving a few days earlier than predicted but he wasn’t on his own for long. As the calving house filled up with more cows, it never ceases to surprise me how much cows will fight when re-introduced to each other. We had them housed in [...]