Everything is growing fast and the hedgerows are filling with blue bells and the beginnings of cow parsley.
Our pair of resident red kites have been seen regularly too.
Widget and Big Bill (our terriers) have been busy patrolling the road side banks by the farm house looking for rabbits but since Billy is pretty useless the rabbits have the last laugh I reckon.
They come back a nice shade of pink due to the colour of our red clay soil.
The lambs are growing rapidly and doing really well. The milling wheat we grow is looking well and the spring beans are popping up. Everywhere around us is yellow with oil seed rape in full flower, a godsend for the bees who are busy looking for food.
Hay making this year will be later than usual as we haven't had the warmth to make the grass grow but nature has a way of evening everything out and I'm sure there will be plenty of fodder for the animals this coming winter one way or another.
Blog - the latest from Tugford Farm Accommodation in Shropshire...
Lambing time in beautiful Spring sunshine! It's been a blast up til now with great conditions to turn our new arrivals out on to fresh grass. The Curlews that nested last year and successfully raised 4 chicks are back. We're watching them to see if they choose the same spot, in the same field and will do what we did last year, put electric fencing around the area to stop Badgers and Foxes eating the eggs. We'll keep our fingers crossed and update you on their progress. We have our first equine visitors this week who have had to dodge the council laying super smart tarmac everywhere. We're going to be very posh in the Corvedale you know! Brexit is driving everyone nuts so we suggest you pack your bags and hide out here in our little corner of rural South Shropshire. Light the fire in Meal House and turn off those phones to totally relax - at least for a day or two. Give us a ring or email and come see Spring erupting in little Tugford.
1st April 2019