2013 was a lambing disaster in many hill farms in Wales and in Scotland. Being, as always, late we had a narrow escape. Our ewes remained stoically out of doors and all we could do was give them as many calories as we could. Miraculously they (all but one) were at least two weeks later than even we had planned and the weather had at last warmed up. The following, published in PenCambria documents the bitter experience of some of our neighbors.
- Warning: ‘Wales’ struggling farmers need cash to pay for food and heating’ (walesonline.co.uk)