Plenty of snow in the 80s, particularly 81/82 but most winters in the 80s had a fair dollop of snow.
December 1990 is the most disruptive I can remember.
The weight of snow snapped poles off & no electric for a week.
Milking with a PTO shaft on the vacuum pump was ok but we couldn't cool the...
Yes registered for both
Use both own straw and bought in, have to provide them with field OS nos and areas it was grown on, how far it has travelled & approx how much diesel used baling & loading it.
SFR will do it for you for a fee, so I let them do it, I'd rather be safe than sorry.
We also burn straw as well as logs.
For straw you need to be on the Sustainable Fuel Register, again it's something you have to pay for and a bit more paperwork, but it ticks the RHI boxes.
Apologies for stating the obvious.
We are in a crazy situation where in my opinion, a campaign needs promoting to save/support farming in England.
Re-Wilding is throwing money at those that need it least.
Look at what's happened to @CopperBeech, a very good farmer who has been stitched up...
@CopperBeech I am very sorry to learn of your situation.
Have you thought about contacting Countryfile?
I know it's a crap programme but this week I've had an email from a group I am in, asking about the effect of ELMS etc & how to contact them with regard to the changes.
Would the National Parks be so appealing to the general public if re-wilding took place?
The scenery would certainly be different and I'm sure that's one of the reasons tourists go there.
Hill farmers may be dependent on subsidy but they are creating a landscape as well as producing food.
Apart from routine milking feeding etc, we also lamb 100 ewes at Christmas.
There's nothing like lambs running around to stop the Winter blues!
They started on the 12th, about 30 lambed up to 20th, then they stopped until today when 14 lambed.
(It's frustratingly slow compared with our 600 at...