A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Sunday 2 January 2011

Feeding Sheep in the mud

It was very pleasant when the snow covered the countryside and frosts meant that boots were clean after walks. Now we have mud again as here where there are lots of feet the countryside looks dirty and the grass a dull green. In order to keep the sheep in top condition for lambing they need supplementary feeding with hay and the grass disappears in a sea of mud for the time being. Hopefully as we turn the corner of the year it won't be long until we see the bright spring green grass.

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