This morning while having finished giving the mini crofter his breakfast and I was about to try and polish off the rest of my cold toast I noticed, beyond the byre, something was different…Binoculars out and behold, the ring feeder was up ended. Having just put a new bale out less than 24 hours earlier I was desperate to save as much hay as possible before the cows embarked on using it for exfoliating their hooves. Cue: bundle mini crofter into buggy, pull on wellies, and off we go. What greeted us was a set up by the organisers of … Continue reading Tough mudder
Knowing that I have to manage the croft on my own while Tim is at work means we have slowly set it up to be as manageable as possible for one pair of hands (albeit, a pair of hands and a mini crofter now in tow). This is fine until the sickness bug hits! When you want the bed to drop anchor as you feel the rough seas tossing you about. When you wish the grass was as green as you. And you realise the mini crofter will be awake in only a few hours. The impending doom of dawn awaits… … Continue reading The croft must go on.
If Polaris could make buggies, as in baby buggies, not golfing buggies, I would be more than willing to test it for them. It may be a niche market but I think there are enough babies in agriculture who would benefit. And yes, I nicked the picture from a family photo. Why? It has cows, that’s why. And, they’re a good quality bunch down there (the relatives with the business that is, I have no idea about the cows). So, want a Polaris? Just go visit them at Facebook: Wm WM Rose & Sons Ltd or www.wmrose.co.uk Continue reading ‘All terrain’? What’s in a name?
After the crofter gave the cows a bale before going to work I was pleasantly surprised at how long it was lasting. Upon closer inspection I discovered the ring feeder had been pushed up against the fence…and the electric wire. Nothing like electrical currents putting you off your dinner. However, it didn’t take them long to head back to the feeder once I managed to push it back. Continue reading Lasting hay
Meet the meat! Our cattle have returned and would like a new home. Both beasts were matured to just under 30 months, all meat is vacuum packed. Cuts include: Steaks: Ribeye, Fillet, Sirloin, Rump, Round. Roasts: Topside, Silverside, Salmon cut, Brisket, Pot roast. Diced, burgers, sausages, minced. Continue reading Meet the meat.