Puppies at Tugford

Anna our black labrador has given birth to seven beautiful black babies. Four girls and three boys. Born in the early hours of Saturday morning (7th). Wyn and I acted as midwife and midhusband to ensure all went well for our girls first delivery. Now we have to think of names for them all! Needless to say Murray has already been suggested along with diamond, jubilee and queeny!. Watch out for photos - coming soon.

Widget seems to know what has happened and has been spotted peering into Annas kennel to catch a glimpse. Being a mother herself she knows what its all about. Big Bill hasn't a clue though so nothing new there - bless him. Bills world is a wonderous thing!

Coral my four year old baby horse has had shoes put on ready for her trip to John Grocott, who is going to back her for me. She has had front shoes on before but never back shoes and although she was a little unsure all went well. Her bottom is higher than her front end which only goes to show she is still growing so hopefully she will make the 16 hand mark like her mother.

Wyndham and Stuart, our workman, have been having to find jobs to do all week while they wait for the dry weather to arrive. When it does they will be flat out working all hours to get the haylage which is well overdue and at this rate will go straight into the corn harvesting.

Let's hope the farming forecast for the week ahead on country file today gives us some glimmer of hope. I am as always the hopeful optimist.

Bronwen

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What a great weekend we had with a fantastic family full of fun, adults and children alike. The weather was pretty good and enabled the children to play with Widget and our new puppy 'Tipsy' in the garden. It was great as the puppy just played or slept! As I type she's trying to help! The children also had lots of fun in the Jacuzzi Hot Tub occasionally letting their parents in. Have a look at some of the smiling faces with Widget and Tipsy on the main blog page. Farming news: We have fields full of ewes and 'getting larger everyday' lambs. The rain which was so desperately needed arrived and has given everything a boost so the grass is now growing well. Talking to neighbouring farmers when we were herding their two cows, which had escaped onto our top field, the general feeling was that the spring crops will definitely have been affected by the lack of rain at the crucial time of planting but that's farming for you so the ever changing challenges keep coming. Read on in the main blog to here more -

15th May 2017

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