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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Harvesting is over! The combine was brought home last night after a very testing end to the summer. The planting of next years crops now begins in haste before the ground gets too wet to work. The horses winter beds are down in the stables waiting for them to come in at night as soon as it drops too cold or wet and the logs are being loaded into the log shed ready for the log burner in Meal House and the farm house to keep us all warm. The Jacuzzi comes into its own during the winter months. It's the time I like to use it most. Everyone has suddenly started cooking roast dinners and puddings and the salad bowl is to be found at the back of the cupboard. We still have guests booked in with their horses enjoying the Autumnal colours and changing vista of the Brown Clee Hill and as long as you have your wellies or walking boots there's a host of fabulous walking out there. As we head towards Christmas our rates become such great value so why not grab a weekend away and curl up by that log burner in Meal House or jump in the Jacuzzi and watch the steam rise!

11th October 2017

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