Wyn has been finding plenty of indoor jobs to do on the farm whilst we wait for the better weather. This coming weekend is the beginning of the silly season I think and this year it will be even more hectic as we have to make haylage and hay yet!
We walked the crops on Sunday checking for any problems and the wheat is starting to 'turn'. In other words rippen into the wonderful gold colour prior to harvesting.
I've booked the farrier to come and shoe Roy and Ben on Monday and then they will start their three weeks of road walking. It helps to harden off their legs and prevent lameness during the winter months work ahead of them.
My ginger girl 'Coral' (4 year old filly) is doing well at her summer school training and next week I will pop into see how she is doing. I feel like a parent going to parents evening!
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