Lighter evenings, warmer temperatures and the emergence of snowdrops signify that spring is on the way. For farmers spring is a hectic and busy time, ensuring equipment and machinery is ready for a busy year ahead, preparing soil for crop planting and getting ready for lambing and spring calving. Despite unpredictable weather – 2020 has seen the wettest February on record for 30 years – spring is a time where farmers must plough on in the hope for a productive and prosperous season.
As the ground hardens and grass growth picks up, livestock will be put out to pasture. Before turning cattle out, it’s important to ensure maintenance of equipment is carried out and fences are inspected and repaired if necessary. The days are lengthening but during early mornings and late evenings it’s still dark – some jobs won’t wait for daybreak so make sure you’re equipped for every eventuality with the Highlander Wave 3W Cree Headlamp.
Between battling the elements and caring for livestock, farming is incredibly hard work. Taking care of yourself and your loved ones is just as important as taking care of the farm and animals – even if that’s just replacing your equipment and workwear to ensure you’re fully equipped to take on each day’s new challenge. Treat yourself or someone you care about to something from our selection of gifts for farmers.
A crucial part of the farming calendar – lambing and spring calving season is almost upon us and for most the sight of new lambs playing in the field represents winters end and new beginnings. For farmers however new life brings with it hard work and the need to be up all hours of the day and night. Keep warm while you’re lambing and calving with a Champion Fleece Linked Shirt and stay dry and avoid muck with a pair of super durable, thermal lined Bushwhacker Work Trousers from Hoggs of Fife.