It’s a little cool on the croft

Snow on the croft.No further snow fell on the croft overnight, but the temperature fell to -8ºC. It’s a little colder than usual for this time of year and made last night’s drive to Inverurie interesting as there was black ice on all the roads. On the the bright side, I only had four chicken troughs to clear of ice and not the half dozen pig troughs I had last winter.

4 Responses to “It’s a little cool on the croft”

  1. Would like to see our ground freeze. We never had a winter last year and I’m beginning to wonder about this year! Dealing with mud. The upside is I’m still pulling carrots and parsnips out of the ground for dinner – yum!! So have you thought any about putting some animals back in the pastures in the spring? Might I suggest a couple of Texel lambs – you have them over there and they are “slim pickings” over here – and they do well on grass fattening, no need for grain, solve the mow the grass problem, and lamb is quite tasty! :)

    • Poultry aside, I’m taking a break from livestock until spring. As for lambs, we let a neighbouring farmer graze a small flock of sheep on the top of the hill from late spring to late summer. He repays us in lambs, tractor work and other barter. We get the benefits and almost none of the work involved in keeping sheep. :D

  2. You can have the snow Stoney! Here in rural NSW we are having some hot weather (mid 30′s C) as we move into summer.Then last Thu, to my surprise there was frost on the windscreen of my ute, thick enough to be scraped off. But this weather is ideal; warm to hot days and lovely cool nights.
    Rain is now needed as the country is drying out rapidly and the green tinge of spring is almost gone.

  3. Every good wish for a Happy Christmas to you and all the family…Hope it’s not too cold!

    All the best

    Dave from Silly Sussex

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