Monday, 20 December 2010
Cold Snap Bites hard
The cold weather is really starting to cause problems on the farm now after the enjoyment and picturesque beauty of the fields and farmland when it first arrived. Water pipes are frozen up and with up to 8" of snow in places we are having to feed hay out in the fields. This wouldn't be so bad, except that the fuel in the tractors is turning 'waxy' and blocking up the fuel filters. Pershore, only 6miles away, recorded a temperature of somewhere near -19 Celsius of Saturday night. This morning I went to Chris Tallis Farm Machinery to get some diesel anti-freeze and we're adding it to the tractors and farm trucks as we thaw them out. I have never experienced problems, to this degree, before although I'm sure it's nothing compared to Scottish and Northern England farmers who would experience this much more frequently. Just a case of wrap up warm and keep the home fires burning ready to thaw us out when we return!