|Posted by John Foster on January 7, 2011 at 6:03 AM|
We were pleased to maintain the early morning deliveries throughout the bad snow. The wife wasn't as happy though as the bad weather meant more call outs to the fire station for me so she had to take over the round on a couple of occasions.
We had a lot of problems to contend with at the farm. Getting up at 4am to see the thermometer at -18° was a bit of a shock. It took 2-3 hours each morning to defrost the parlour before we could begin to milk the cows. Even when we defrosted the pipes we watched them refreeze in front of our eyes.
Every thing around the farm became a challenge. Keeping the troughs defrosted so the animals still had a clean water supply, working and feeding by hand as the tractors frozen solid and cleaning out frozen muck!
We are delighted to have taken on our first member of staff. Welcome to Mike who lives in Duffield so we are proud to be supporting the local economy. Mike has joined us at the worst time of the year to be working outdoors - things can only get better Mike!