Once again, Somme-style mud has returned to plague the lives of all of us who spend time out in the fields. The cattle don't really seem to care that much, but the poor sheep's feet are suffering. At the weekend, we had to clip the feet of Wallace (our ram), as he was limping and a closer inspection revealing an infected foot where the hooves have gone soft yet continued growing, collecting mud between the hoof and foot and creating the ideal conditions for sore feet. I suppose something similar to trench foot perhaps! Once clipped and after a bit of antiseptic spray, he is back on his feet, limping a little less and back monitoring his harem which we assume are all now pregnant. We will see once spring comes.......