The milkers are being allocated 1/44th of the farm each day and I am back-fencing to protect the ground. Last weekend’s heavy rain hasn’t caused problems except for a few wet patches. My ground is dry but the surface smears easily in wet weather.

In August I had been moving the cows during the day if they had needed to go back into a field to clean it out. The cows quickly learned that they would be moved as soon as grass got scarce and would gather at the gap. Only possible to get away with in dry weather.