After a relatively dry October November has seen the wet weather come in with a vengeance. The fields are still green, well the bits above the water are, and not completely mud yet so the horses are still grazing enthusiastically when they go out. We have restricted their access to just two fields to save the others for the sheep to winter in. The herd go out in two different groups, each one going out on alternate days which gives me a chance to clean up the group left inside for the day and them to dry out.
The tups went out on 5th of November so the ewes will start lambing in the first week in April, hopefully when there is some grass. The ewes were all oestrus sponged to bring them into season together for a tight lambing period. As a result Caesar and new boy Gonzo were greeted with an enthusiastic group of girls.
LIZZIE, TIM, LOCKIE and JACK
LIZZIE, CORI and SKY