was quite dry until the last 6 days when the rain level went from 23mm-61mm
total for the month so now we are "back to square one" and
the fields are soggy again. As you can see from
the graph we are off to a wet start to the year.
At the start of the month night time temperature was -5.9C but at the end it is 12C some difference!
January has also seen some gales and we have suffered some damage with
slates being blown from the roofs and the stockyard roof being damaged
by a falling roof slate. Also this tree on the orchard has been blown
These pictures show the police underwater search team
and the "long reach" digger brought in to help.
a thank you for allowing access the digger was used to level out a rubble
pile we had planned for as a new trailer/silage bale park as you see
all we now need to do is fence it and Simon will help me on that project
is a lack of cows calving at present. The cattle breeding service was
suspended last year during the height of Foot and Mouth and so it gives
me time to clean out and disinfect the calving pens here I am fork in
Greenheyes.com is getting noticed and on the 30th I
was presented with an award from the National Farmers Union (NFU) as
"Entrepreneur of the Year" for the North West Region at the
County annual general meeting. Click
here for pictures and details of Cheshire County's other two winners.
February is beginning and the days are lengthening. Today I was told to expect a fertilizer delivery for the first week of the month when I write the next report I hope to be thinking of spreading it. Finally Click here for the nature report
See you next month Phil
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