It's warmer

Everything is growing fast and the hedgerows are filling with blue bells and the beginnings of cow parsley.
Our pair of resident red kites have been seen regularly too.
Widget and Big Bill (our terriers) have been busy patrolling the road side banks by the farm house looking for rabbits but since Billy is pretty useless the rabbits have the last laugh I reckon.
They come back a nice shade of pink due to the colour of our red clay soil.
The lambs are growing rapidly and doing really well. The milling wheat we grow is looking well and the spring beans are popping up. Everywhere around us is yellow with oil seed rape in full flower, a godsend for the bees who are busy looking for food.
Hay making this year will be later than usual as we haven't had the warmth to make the grass grow but nature has a way of evening everything out and I'm sure there will be plenty of fodder for the animals this coming winter one way or another.

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Blog - the latest from Tugford Farm Accommodation in Shropshire...

Summer time and the living is easy! Well if you're on holiday here it is at the moment. What amazing weather. We need a 'Cold Tub' not a 'Hot Tub' We have Swifts, Swallows and House Martins swooping over our heads early morning and evening. It's magical to watch as they scream into the tight places above the stables and cottages. We are busy making Hay (while the sun shines) and so everywhere smells of summer. We have some late availability so if you fancy a last minute break we always up for a barter. Give us a call!

26th June 2018

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