Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Milking Cows Video at Glynn Farm, Co Antrim, N. Ireland (Part 8)

Last Thursday I showed you the cows coming in from their pastures, and on Monday I showed you part of the milking process, so today the video at the end will continue that story.    If you have missed the about mentioned, and wish  to see it, click on the yellow highlighted text.  


Michelle has been working for John Blair, the farmer for about 61/2 years and is an expert at milking the cows and Lauren is studying Agriculture and is just about to go back to Harper Adams College, so John will miss her help.




Milking machines


These are some of the cows leaving after being milked.


The cows go into a holding yard where they have access to water and  to a mixed ration of silage, meal and straw.  

This video below is a continuation of Monday's video.

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Pigeons at Glynn Farm, Co. Antrim, N. Northern Ireland (Part 7)

These white Pigeons have been at the farm at Glynn, County Antrim for generations.  In fact there has been 9 continuous generation of the Blair family farming here.  Although this time I came to the farm to see and video the milking, it was lovely to see these white Pigeons flying around. 



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I hope you enjoyed seeing all these beautiful birds on the video.

I am linking this post with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

Many thanks for your visit and comments that you leave and tomorrow I will  show you a video of the continuation of the milking process.

Monday, 28 September 2015

THROUGH MY LENS - Milking of Cows at Glynn Farm, Co. Antrim (Part 6)

I took so much video footage of the milking that I have divided between today and Wednesday’s post.  Below is the milking parlour.  The red necklace tag is on every cow and the computer picks its signals up and works out over a week’s mike yield, what the cow should be fed that day.  The blue band is to remind the workers that the cow is a slow milker and needs more time.  


This is Lauren who is reading Agriculture at
Harper Adams College,Newport, England.








After the cows are milked, this is holding area were they have access to a mixed ration of silage, meal and straw before they go back into the field again.

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I hope you enjoyed this part of the milking process and you will see the rest on Wednesday.  Tomorrow, to fit into Stewart's meme, I will be showing you the birds I found at the farm.

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Sunday, 27 September 2015

SCAVENGER HUNT SUNDAY

These are my photographs to illustrate the chosen words this week.


1.   Love

I walked into my local Ward Park again and as I told you last week, we have some birds in large cages. Now these cages this week had 1/4" square wire mesh so photographs were nearly impossible.  However I watched the Buggies and two of them looked a bit amorous, kissing and cuddling up to one another and suddenly they copulated .  These are the best shots I could get.



This is a mug I found in my cupboard that one of my daughters gave me many years ago.



2.   Afternoon

Both these shots are from my archives as neither of my daughters live in this country.  The shot above was taken when my daughter Judith came home with her 2 children from Malawi and we all had a special afternoon tea in a restaurant using my great Grannies china which they are going to put on display when they open a bigger tea shop. This is Annika, my grand daughter.


This was taken when my daughter Judith treated me to an afternoon tea at Huntington House in Malawi.   Very up market  guest accommodation on a wonderful tea plantation.



3. Less is more

The childs bench seat was in the park and the feather came out of one of the Guinea Fowl that wander around the park.




 4.  High

Above, once again my class came to the rescue but giving me a high five.

I was going to add a shot I took of Scrabo Tower when I was out with my bird group but I froend, David Craig sent me this short video where he had flown his quadcopter over Scrabo Tower and I thought you might like to see that.

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5.   Photographer’s Choice

I have chosen to show you, not a photo taken by myself but taken by my son in law who is a professional Photographer on the Isle of Wight.  

This is a shot of my granddaughter Anna,
 who would love to have a career in dance.

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I am linking this post with SCAVENGER HUNT SUNDAY.

Many thanks to David Craig at 
Irishsights.com 
for letting me show you his video.

I hope you enjoyed the photographs I have submitted today.

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SUNDAY THOUGHT - Path at Mount Stewart

Who is the man who fears the Lord?
God will teach him the path he should choose.

Psalm 25:12 


Photographed at Mount Stewart Gardens,
Newtownards
Northern  Ireland
August 2015

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SUNDAY THOUGHT - Bull at Glynn Farm (Part 5)

Their bull breeds without fail,
and their cows calve without miscarriages.

Job 21:10 



The Bull is called 
Knockstacken Hugo or Hugo for short!.





Photographed
at
Glynn Farm
County Antrim
Northern Ireland
September 2015

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Saturday, 26 September 2015

SATURAY CRITTERS - Travelling to a farm at Glynn (Part 4)

For those of you that have never seen a Dipper, let me tell you they are never still so these shots are as good as I could manage although the video at the end of this post will give you a better idea of it.  Photographed at Glynn River.


















 A few Mallards also in the river.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing the Dipper. 

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Friday, 25 September 2015

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS - Travelling to a farm at Glynn (Part 3)

The first two photos were taken on the train while I was travelling to Glynn in Coutry Antrim and the second two are shots of the River Glynn.  
  




I hope you enjoyed these shots and tomorrow I will show you the Dipper I found in this river.

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

GOOD FENCES -Travelling to a farm at Glynn (Part 2)

My shots are a bit back to front today as this first one is the view from the field where we were bringing the cows of and I am ending with a shot of when I told you yesterday I walked up to the bridge in Glynn village where I saw the Dipper.



Although it was a lovely sunny day, the wind was fierce as you will hear on the video at the end, in fact on the first clip you cannot hear me at all!



Just in case you cannot her what I am saying, we lead 190 milks over the road into the farm laneway.  There were actually 200 milked but he keeps some that are older and not as able to walk that distance closer to the farm.   



I wonder did anyone spot the black and white bull among the cows?        



This is the bridge from the other side.


This is the stone bridge I was telling you about. 

It is a bit dangerous standing there as the cars pass very close to you.

Now the brown Bull you see on the video is called 
Knockstacken Hugo or Hugo for short!.

There is a short video and if it does not appear, CLICK HERE




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