A Week on the Estate: Reds Come Home, New Use for Old School & Buffs Go Virtual
Monday 21st December will mark the winter solstice. At our latitude, the sun will rise at 0813 and set at 1543, giving us a mere 7.5 hours of daylight. From then on, the days will start to lengthen and we can dare to dream of brighter times to come.
The Lincoln Red herd came in from the cold in some memorably grotty weather this week. Thanks so much to all the motorists who waited patiently for them to pass. As the Reds get comfortable in their winter quarters at Keal Yard, a few of our staff will be hoping Santa brings them snowboards and sledges to get them around our soggy fields.
Last weekend, the Saturday Club learned all about worms from graduate trainee Charlotte. The team discovered how worms benefit the ecosystem, that their species include earthworms and tiger worms, and that they’re hermaphrodites. As Christmas is nearly upon us, Jacqui Rhodes warmed the workers up with hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream. Because there’s never a show without Punch, Marmite also turned up to supervise.