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A Winters day on the farm …..

WinterFeed in the barn County Kilkenny Nigel Borrington

WinterFeed in the barn
County Kilkenny
Nigel Borrington

Winters on a farm are a hard time of year, dealing with the weather and the cold, the dark evenings and early mornings. Life as a farmer must have many great moments but its not hard to imagine that there are less of these in the winter months than in the summer.

I took these images while out on a walk yesterday and as you can see, on this farm some of the cows are still out in the fields while some have been returned to their winter shed, soon all of them with be inside. In the Barn close by is stored some of the feed that will be used for the cattle over the next few months. In an area of the barn next to the feed is the farmers haybob that would have been used only a few weeks back to help get the hay bales ready.

The next few weeks are all about rest for the land and keeping the live stock warm and health in the sheds, life slows down and less work out in the fields is needed. While welcome in some ways you can imagine that this lack of activity can at times feel a little to slow but this is farm life.

Here in county Kilkenny each year you develop a great sense of the farming seasons and the activities that go along with them.

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9 responses

  1. Lovely piece Nigel

    December 7, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    • Hello Elaine πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very pleased you enjoyed this post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      December 8, 2016 at 7:38 pm

  2. I like the rhythm of it. Seasonal living.

    December 7, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    • Hi Elen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      You know before coming to live here , I lived on towns and cities and apart from the hours of day light and the weather, I had so little idea of how nature was really effected by the Seasons !!

      SO yes it is a great and very likable thing to know them more and to see how so much in nature it really effected through out the year πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you !!!!!

      December 8, 2016 at 7:45 pm

  3. Very impressive in black and white!

    December 7, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    • Hi Joan πŸ™‚

      Thank you !!! Black and white is perfect for days like this one πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      December 8, 2016 at 7:39 pm

  4. black and white certainly gets over the harshness of winter

    December 8, 2016 at 9:22 am

    • Hello Diana πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Absolutely yes ! πŸ™‚ wet gray days in the fields just do not work in colour do they !!!!

      Great point !!! πŸ™‚

      December 8, 2016 at 7:41 pm

  5. A poignant portrait of a Kilkenny winter farm, Nigel.

    December 9, 2016 at 2:46 pm

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