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windbreak

a physical obstruction to the passage of the wind, usually in the form of a line or copse of tall bushes or low trees or a porous fence. Of very great importance in temperate climates and periods of cold, wet, windy weather. Neonatal lamb mortality, off-shears hypothermia of sheep and hypomagnesemia and lactation tetany are some of the risk diseases in these circumstances.
During sheep weather alerts it may be necessary to improvise shelter. Some methods are: rows of bales of hay, mowing swathes of tall vegetation in a cereal crop or overgrown pasture being kept for hay. The sheep lie down in the alleys and keep out of the wind.
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Two stylish southern hemisphere Chardonnays impressed me recently: Jackson Estate, Shelter Belt, Chardonnay 2008, Marlborough (pounds 16.
When I first came to live here the only trees on the land were a rather tatty coniferous shelter belt behind the house.
Encourage bats to your garden by planting a shelter belt of shrubs or trees to provide a feeding area.
Nearby views from the A811 are broken up by landscape features such as plantations, shelter belts, boundary trees and hedging and farm houses and buildings.
A steep-sided valley is interspersed with areas of planted coniferous shelter belts rising to around 1,700 ft at the summit.
PhD student Pip Jones is taking the model ewes' temperatures as she moves them around the fields of Bangor University's research farm, comparing places where trees, hedgerows and shelter belts are grown with areas where there is no shelter.
PhD student Pip Jones is taking the model ewes' temperatures as she moves them around the fields of Bangor University's research farm, comparing places where hedgerows and shelter belts are grown with areas where there is no shelter.
Add to all of this the crazy EU policies which take away payments from farmers when they work to drain floodwaters naturally by planting sensible, environmentally-friendly shelter belts of trees, which Brussels bureaucrats class as "unwanted vegetation" and you have a recipe for disaster.
Farmers have been plowing up prairie grass, draining wetlands and bulldozing shelter belts in a rush to get even more corn in the ground.
Following that, you can decide whether or not to construct elements like paths, ponds, shelter belts, swales, and other possible aspects of your edible forest landscape.