February was not a nice month. Sometimes four seasons in one day, waterproofs on, waterproofs off, shake mud off wellies, empty water out of wellies, next day needing a crowbar to break the ice on water troughs, next day lugging hundreds of gallons around to provide just short of 600 animals with water, next day down to T-shirts because the sun has come out. Just a normal few days down on the farm.
You have to be mad to work here, I think we would all agree with that?
What keeps everyone going above and beyond the call of duty during the harshest of conditions are the animals themselves. Bringing in such a mixture of animals is more than wanting to do a good deed for an animal in need, it’s about what we can do for them and help them to get their story out and how we can change things for them in the future.
Animals who come to live with us all have a story to tell, abandoned, left to die because they weren’t worth a vets visit, physically ill treated, calves killed shortly after birth as they were surplus to requirements, also worried owners unable to continue with the care of their precious animals, for whatever reason, animals who had also been rescued.