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Christine Ryder: 'You just have to bite the bullet and take a chance, which is not too bad with silage'

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We are back to the time of year when Chris seems to watch every weather forecast there is and then debate with himself about whether we cut grass or not.

 

Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and take a chance, which is not too bad with silage, but the hay we would like to make does not seem to be happening.

 

We spoke to a BBC weatherman at the Great Yorkshire Show and he said he did not think there would be any good weather until mid-august. Rather a bold statement I thought.

 

The last cow has now calved and cows have gone back up the hill for summer. It is a good job really, as they do like to sleep on the lane, and then there is the inevitable poo everywhere, which is not a good thing if the mayor’s car is coming to pick me up.

 

We have finished shearing for this year and, amazingly, I have managed to avoid all of it. A great result. Not sure how I ended up watching the shearing competition at the Great Yorkshire Show.

 

It is either the fascination of watching speed shearing and seeing 20 sheep clipped in just more than 15 minutes, or is it all those young men with muscles?

 

The next job is weaning lambs. They have generally done well this summer and we took our first trailerload of fat lambs to Skipton last week. They weighed well and made 30p/kg more than the same time last year. If this is Brexit then it might not be all bad.

 

Last month the B&B has been a bit quieter than this time last year. I do not know if this was because of the football, Wimbledon or the EU referendum causing some uncertainty.

 

They say a week in politics is a long time and these last two or three weeks have certainly been different. It will be interesting to see what the new Defra Secretary comes up with for us all. Women certainly seem to be taking a lead these days in many top jobs and all we need now is a women to sort out the England football team and the job’s sorted.

 

Congratulations to our neighbour Kevin Wilson on his win at the Great Yorkshire Show with his pair of Mule gimmer lambs, and first and second in the single lamb class. A great achievement.

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