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This name is reference to the fact that this is the last of the dark months of winter, when the daylight hours are very short.  An alternative Romani name for February is Kaulay Staur Kurkay, meaning ‘four dark weeks’. The first fortnight of February has thrown a curve ball at us for sure with snowfall and freezing temperatures making working outdoors with our livestock considerably harder.  Not only that but our heating system broke down so even colder inside.  What did I say last month?  Something like, it’s nice to get inside to the warm…how silly was I! Shrove Tuesday...

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Today, we can finally say goodbye to the long, dark month that is January, named after the Roman god 'Janus'.  (Latin for door). Janus has two faces which allowed him to look both backwards into the old year and forwards into the new one at the same time. 'He was the spirit of opening'. As farmers, it is important for us to reflect upon what we did right and how we can improve. Epiphany meaning a moment of clarity, a sudden revelation of deep understanding and I think it's safe to say January gives us plentiful time to do this...

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