We had a relatively wet winter, which brought the groundwater level back to normal, after the dry summer of 2019. However, we are now again dealing with a number of very dry months, so that the grass no longer grows. We have now only been able to hgarvest half of the normal amount of grass as silage for next winter. We also see that the turf is already discolouring and the grass is dry and dry.
Of course we are happy with the sun (not only because of the energy yield of our solar panels), but being dry for so long means that we have to buy silage/hay, while we can normally get enough feed from our own land. Hopefully we will get rain soon and we will keep enough grass to keep the cows feeding so that we don’t have to start winter stocking now.
But say it yourself: with a nice sunset and a curious cow you can take a nice picture!