Saturday, 14 November 2015

I forgot to say (again)

With all the excitement of the new building, I forgot to say that the rest of the stock came inside last Tuesday (10th November). And after the atrocious weather this week we're really glad we did it.

So, no more driving round the fields on the bike, but more walking round the yard and buildings.

Monday, 9 November 2015

A huge sigh of relief . .

. . . was heard at Strickley last night (not least from the poor low yielders that have been roughing it outside while the lucky highs were laid in) - when the new cubicle housing was finished.

Henry and James have been working round the clock, in between "normal" farm work, and late into the night. Of course it was meant to be ready months ago, but best laid plans etc.

So just a few photos -

Fitting the feed barriers


And the cubicles


And then, after milking last night


And later at night


There's a long way to go yet. The electrician says he'll be back in a fortnight to finish off the electrics, and the builder will be back in December to replace the temporary wall (in the photo) with concrete. That will form part of the adjoining new silage pit - which be done by first cut next year. It will, won't it?