I'm Molly, No not the human, the good looking Border Collie. I'm 5yrs
old and I'm going to tell you about family life on Greenheyes Farm along
with Smidge the 1/2 Border 1/4 Lakeland 1/4 Jack Russell terrier.
Smidge (that's her on the
right) is my best friend, and as you tour around the site you will see
us on many of the pictures.
The Average Day
Our day starts when
the radio alarm goes off at 5.40am. Phil listens to the farming programme
until 6.00am. Then its downstairs and into the barn to start the mill
(having put the kettle on first).
Back to the house and switch on washing machine dishwasher
etc make tea drink it and start properly.
Milking takes approximately 2 hours ( including cleaning
the parlour afterwards and scraping the slurry away from the cubical
shed ) .
Then we feed all the youngstock ( hay, corn, straw and
silage ) and any small calves that are on milk. If we have any pigs
they are then fed and finally at approx 10-10.30am its into the house
(As you see its us who get fed last !)
Breakfast can take 10mins- 2hours depending on the job
waiting outside or the demands of the phone.
As it is still winter Ill talk about what we do
now and update later.
The pigs need cleaning out, cows need their rolled barley
at around midday and feeding silage, all the cattle need straw bedding
this is put out with the straw-chopping machine on the tractor.
Lunch is usually at about 2-3pm then usually any jobs
for example repairs etc and then at about 5pm its feed the youngstock
and then start milking again.
Finally finishing at approx 8.30pm in the house tea bookwork,
watch T.V, computer work then bed at around 11.45pm.
Contents of Family
History: Some family history for all you Smallwood Genealogists
out there. (Note. I've only just started on
this project so I am afraid that the information may be limited
to start with.)
Asked Questions: Answers to the questions we are asked when
demonstrating the NFU trailer.(If
your qestion is not listed why not e-mail
me and I will try and answer it for you.)
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