Lambing

Lambing Live has begun at Tugford Farm. 
The sun is shining and the lambs are being born so the work begins in earnest now.
We have 330 ewes, mainly Welsh Mules who are really pretty crossed with Suffolk and Texel tups.
We've got all the Ewes in the buildings on straw beds with haylage and daily feeds. Lots of little pens built for the mums with their new lambs to go into so they can have extra care before being turned out onto fresh grass fields.
The weather plays a hugely important role as wet weather is the main killer of baby lambs so lets hope it continues to be as nice as the last few days have been.
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The horses are now out full time and are loving it. Today the forecast is for warmer weather so they can have their rugs off and enjoy the sunshine on their backs until tea time when I'll put them back on for the night.

Every farmer in the area is busy at the moment spreading fertilizer on the spring grass and crops. It's vital to get this on now so the crops can grow and flourish. It's also drier at long last for the tractors to cover the ground without making a mess.

Whilst out riding Oscar the other day I spotted Wild Garlic, White Violets and of course lots of Primroses and Celandines open wide reaching up to the sunshine. It is the best of times out there at the moment with everything bursting at the seams to get on with Spring time. Bring it on!

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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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