Smallholders Insurance from Greenlands

Author Topic: Coming soon  (Read 5218 times)

Mondo

  • Joined Nov 2021
  • County Durham
Coming soon
« on: September 04, 2022, 08:04:07 pm »
I posted in December last year about fencing for some Dexters I wanted to get. Well, life and having to work, got in the way but the fencing eventually got done in June. I'm finishing off the field shelter now and will be taking delivery in 2 weeks time of two red Dexter cows, both with black calves at foot.

I'm very excited, although a little 'nervous', but I think I'm there. Fencing done, water done, shelter mostly done, loads of hay and haylage in, CPH sorted and registered with APHA. I'll contact BCMS tomorrow.

What might I have missed?

Cheers
Barry

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Coming soon
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2022, 11:41:04 pm »
Access to the field shelter will probably become horribly poached in the wet winter weather, so you might want to consider pre-empting that problem with some mud mats from Mudcontrol. 
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Mondo

  • Joined Nov 2021
  • County Durham
Re: Coming soon
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2022, 08:37:46 pm »
Well I've had them a week now and they have settled in nicely. Coming to the bucket and are getting used to me. I've tried to attach an image but not sure if it will work.
Cheers
Barry

 

Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Ark Farm Livestock Movement Service

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2024. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS