you look at May 2001's report we had 65mm of rain but this came as a
deluge and dried out quickly afterwards, this year has been different
with 75mm spread through the second half of the month leaving everywhere
We have had 5 calves born this month 2 black and white bulls and 1 black and white heifer. Also sadly we had Simmental twins born dead.
Twins are often a problem for cows and are referred
to by some farmers as "twins disease".
The first week of May was quite dry and Richardsons sowed the maize on the 1st.
Here is Chris with the sower in action. I have decided to feature the crop during this year so click on the link to learn more about the maize crop.
shown here is Andrew our Webby metal detecting on the field here he
is with a "find" these are usually musket balls or old plough
parts however click
here to visit the club he belongs to.
We have not yet cut the silage although the clamp is cleaned out ready so we have spent most of the wet weather tidying up the yard and cubical shed as we aim to have a Jubilee Barbeque on the 3rd.
is Hannah hard at work with the powerwasher and here am I cutting up
logs from the pile of timber we had tipped on the farmyard using the
this is a full wood store. One thing about having this barbeque it made
us tidy up!
Between showers the fertiliser needs sowing and here is Anthony from Gibsons delivering some.
buy some in the small bags as our system of grazing means you may only
need to put 200kgs on at once instead of the 500kg bags and this is
more efficient. Visit Gibsons at www.wtgibson.co.uk
Finally may I remind you to visit us at the Cheshire
county show on the 18th/19th of June 2002 I will be there both days
so come and say hello.
Over the next 2 months Greenheyes.com is in for some
changes in the way the site is presented. As it is now spanning around
150 pages (webbies
note: I shall have to start charging him :-), We thought
that we had better try and improve the navigation around the site.
Click here for the nature
See you next month Phil
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