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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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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