Haylage at speed!

The headlands of the grass fields have been harvested first to allow easy access to cut the middle sections. Wyn was so rushed last night he asked me to drive the tractor and trailer around the field whilst he loaded it with round bales of haylage and then once I had transported them to the storage area, he unloaded them ready for the winter time.

You might think this quite normal but the last time I was entrusted with driving a tractor Wyn and I had a race down the field. Two huge tractors coming at speed but one driver forgot they had twin wheels on and drove on out through the gateway taking the gate post with them! No guesses who!

Roy and Ben were shod yesterday and so today we began the three weeks walking regime. When we got back they both had a lovely warm shower - care of the pressure washer.

I watched the famers at The Royal Welsh Show cleaning their cattle with one and thought well if their cattle can put up with it then so can my boys. Roy wasn't so sure, being the bigger and bossier of the two he jumped about a bit but Ben thought it was the best massage he'd had in ages and loved it.

Anna's puppies are up on their feet and their eyes are open. More photos soon I promise.

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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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