It's damp and miserable here in Gloucestershire, but it's pamper time for the girls, they have the choice of staying in the barns or stepping into the yards for the odd sunny, but mostly wet, and very very windy days this January. Their food is brought to them, their beds made for them - it's a busy time with much more yard work than the turned out period of the year. The grass waits for those longer, warmer spring days, when it can grow again and the sugars can rise within it. For us farmers it's a time we really look forward to. We are so fortunate that winter isn't an elongated, drawn out period; but by now, we are quite happy for time to speed up till March is with us.