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.
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