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bodger

How deep is your?

Not a Bee Gees song 'How deep is your Love ? ' but instead, how deep is your mud? This year, things seem to have got wet very quickly. Its early days yet and we probably have months of the wet stuff to come, so how are you coping so far?
 I feel guilty in saying this, but I'm so relieved that we no longer have horses here to feed and care for through the winter but even so, pig numbers that you can deal with easily during the summer months can also suddenly become a real burden when things are knee deep.
I'm just so pleased that common sense prevailed and that the number of animals that I have on the place right now, are manageable
I've just got two traditional block pig sties which I use for farrowing in. All the stock are out on free range in arks. They all have big grassed areas to roam in behind electric fences on land that drains well but even so, muddy patches are developing. We've had a fair bit of rain of recent, its rained solidly today and the forecast is for more of the same tomorrow. I wish I had a big barn or something similar to over winter the pigs in but I haven't.
perlogalism

It does seem to be getting wet, quickly doesn't it? Thankfully no pigs at the moment but the Turkey run is a quagmire. I put 2 big bags of chainsaw chippings in there yesterday in an attempt to make it a bit less treacherous. Still, at least the end is in sight for that hazard  
Yorkshire Geordie

It's a bit gloopy hereabouts in the little used lanes of Devon.

Our lads in the local trail riding group had a bit of slippery stuff to contend with recently.

               

And they revel in the stuff, "The Deeper The Better" is their motto.  

Martyn
ClaireK

Our bit of the winter field is poached already! They have only been on there since saturday. Am not looking forward to winter one bit

Claire
confused

It certainly looks and feels like it's going to be long time until the spring , how much do I hate wearing wellies !
Rick & Carol

not too bad to be honest, waterlogged but not churned up - that may be the several tons of wood chippings I deposited between field entrances
bodger

I've done 4000 steps this morning. As well as my usual feeding round, I've wheel barrowed straw to all the arks. The pigs love getting fresh straw and I thoroughly enjoyed the exercise too.
sod

And here it just gets hotter   and dryer in some parts of the country
25deg no wind no clouds  
horace

sod wrote:
And here it just gets hotter   and dryer in some parts of the country
25deg no wind no clouds  
I wouldn,t mind that at the moment it could do with drying up  
Toddy

We're very dull and overcast here, but it's dry, and there's a drying wind too. I'm hopeful that it'll help things drain a bit. The burn path was treacherously slippy and muddy yesterday.

M
Christine

It's been the endless fog that has stopped it drying up here.
sod

horace wrote:
sod wrote:
And here it just gets hotter   and dryer in some parts of the country
25deg no wind no clouds  
I wouldn,t mind that at the moment it could do with drying up  


A swap as 'THEY" tell us it is going to be the worst 'EL NINO' ever so dry as on this East side  

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