Hurricane BawbagRSS feed

Posted: Thursday 8 December, 2011

by Rosemary at 5:06pm in Smallholding Comments closed

We are in the grip of Hurricane Bawbag. However, we seem to be less affected here than other parts of Scotland, so we're grateful for that.

The animals seem fine. The ponies have been a wee bit spooky about stuff blowing around, but not at all bad. The cattle were cosied up in the field shelter earlier - I opened the gate yesterday for them. The sheep are grazing and pulling at the hay - I think a combination of wool and a low centre of gravity makes them pretty impervious.

I was most worried about the chooks but they have food and water in their houses, plus grit and oystershell feeders, so they can stay indoors if they want to. In fact, most were outside but looking a tad ruffled. Bet we don't have many eggs tomorrow.

So far today, we haven't had any significant rain although heavy rain is forecast for tonight.

Still everyone fed, except us, so time to batten down the hatches and wait for it to die down.

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