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Going on Vacation? How to Prepare Your Farm for Your Absence

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Farmers lead very busy lives. There always seems to be endless things that need to be done on a farm. This is the reason that farmers often find it difficult to take vacations. After all farmers are the biggest stakeholders of their farms. It is their livelihood and source of passion. Taking a vacation almost seems inconceivable but these tips can help.

Farm Preparation

Farm preparation is a good idea before taking a vacation. There are a few preventive measures that can be taken to ensure peace of mind while vacationing. One preventive measure is checking and refilling food and water supplies for farm animals for up to forty eight hours (or longer depending on the vacation length). Giving animals this amount of food and water will ensure that they survive in the even of an emergency such as a hurricane which may delay a return home to the farm. Also checking food and water supplies for contamination can prevent unnecessary animal deaths or illnesses.

Another preventive measure a farmer can take care of before vacationing is checking for and cleaning up any leaks or spills of hazardous materials. This preventive measure goes hand in hand with the first mentioned. Cleaning up an oil spill or antifreeze leak can prevent deaths of farm animals that may ingest these harmful chemicals.

Sheltering some animals may also be a good idea. Sheltering animals like cows, horses, and chickens may be a good idea if there is sturdy shelter available able to withstand strong weather conditions. Poorly constructed shelters may collapse causing injury or death to farm animals. Another good idea might be to make a list of animals and their conditions. Also make any repairs necessary around the farm to prevent animal injury.

A farmer should also make sure the farm is secure before vacationing. For example, locking doors and windows and having a security alarm system. It is also good to have a list of emergency contact numbers (such as government assistance agencies) and people (such as neighbors) in case of emergencies.

A Staycation Versus A Vacation

Another tip for farmers would be to consider staying close to home while vacationing. This can ensure the quickest return home in the event of an emergency. Farmers located in the UK have great camping options in the region. Some of the best camping grounds in the UK are in Shropshire and Telford.

A Shropshire campsite or Telford Campsite offers beautiful views of the countryside while also being convenient to Ironbridge, Shrewsbury, Wales, Chester, and the West Midlands. There is excellent course and trout fishing at lakes as well as mountain biking.

There are also other sporting activities and local attractions in Shropshire and Telford campsite areas. There are exotic animals to see at the Chester Zoo, a historic castle at Ludlow, the impressive Alton Towers, various museums in Ironbridge, as well as a safari park in the West Midlands. Other activities include a ski slope, ice rink, bowling, as well as shows and craft fairs in Telford. There are also night clubs in Shrewsbury and Telford.

Some campsites in Telford and Shropshire are open all year which is convenient. Dogs are allowed at some of these campsites as well as campfires. These campsites are peaceful, located near beautiful lakes, and also have caravan storage.


Author Bio

John Hendrix is a travel writer and author who writes about various campsites across England. Today i want to share my lovely experience with one of the campsites that i have visited recently. Shropshire Campsite located at Churchfarm, which is only a few minutes from Telford, Ironbridge and Shrewsbury is one of the best campsites in U.K. People who like to travel using a caravan should visit Telford campsite at Church Farms for your next camping. Check out more at

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