The weather leading up to Christmas has been unrelentingly hot, blisteringly hot and dry. Even the cattle have had enough, they have taken to camping under the big old pine in the shade most days. Then on Christmas eve the weather turned, it rained a little and the temperature plummeted. By Christmas morning it was 11 degrees C and drizzling, the perfect present.
Better late than never but the hot weather has ruined the chance of great pasture through summer. With only 50 acres we are glad we have mini Herefords- not just because they can fit under the trees in the shade but because they put less pressure on the pasture as they actually eat less that than larger animals.
Fingers crossed that the weather stays cool and the present doesn’t break right after Christmas.