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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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