National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

22 January 2013

When it comes to extreme weather, Young Farmers are used to braving wintry conditions.

Schools may be closed and some Club nights cancelled, but in much of the country farmers are battling on through inches of snow and on icy roads.

Members have been actively tweeting about the white stuff and posting photos.

James Wilks, Chairman of Pleasley YFC tweeted: “Shut all the doors on the cowshed but the snow is blowing in under ridge vents – cows look like they've been dusted in icing sugar.”

James went on to create a tractor out of snow, which has received over 40 likes on Facebook and has been re-tweeted more than 17 times.

Salisbury YFC also crafted a tractor in the snow and advertised their club at the same time. Verity and Lydia Chance-king and Mary Elizabeth Walden created the snow art and held a Salisbury banner up for the photo.

It wasn’t just about building creations in the snow though. Salisbury also demonstrated what Young Farmers are all about by digging in to help their local community. Members got out their shovels to clear the road near the Swan Inn in Stoford.

The NFYFC Twitter feed has been helping local clubs share messages about event cancellations as well as sharing winter driving tips.


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