Wednesday, 20 January 2010

On the farm in January.



Well this month started with bad weather and it is still lying around here and there.
Due to the depth of snow the sheep have been given more silage than normal as their ability to graze any grass has been greatly reduced.All the feeding takes much longer in these weather conditions as field gates don't open so easily and just the effort needed to travel to and from the fields takes more time.
Hopefully this will be the last of the 'white stuff', we don't want anymore especially none in March and April when the lambs are due.
Photo courtesy of this site.

9 comments:

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Cool picture - why do they have colors on them?

Miss 376 said...

I was thinking of your sheep when we had all that snow

Mary said...

I love to see your photos. We are covered in a blanket of snow in my area, but that's normal for this time of year. I hope your snow melts soon and the sheep can graze the grass easily once again.

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Thank you for telling me what the colors mean...I get it now! Learn something new everyday, thank you!

Sassy Brit said...

Wow! You certainly have it bad up there - we don't have any snow left! Lovely pic, though!

Charli and me said...

I also love all of the colors. It is a beautiful photo. I am wondering if you lose sheep due to the cold. It remains cold here but so far we have had a mild winter with not much snow.

Barbara said...

You have a beautiful view from your farm I see.

stacybuckeye said...

I'm curious about the colors too!

Chipchick said...

I am also wondering about the green on the sheep.