It feels as though we haven't given an update on our cattle training antics for a while, with the Suffolk show only 2 months away we thought it was about time we began to finalise the 'show team'. Introducing Elizabeth!!! Today was her first day walking about the farm and actually she was very well behaved even though there was a lot to take in, including a flurry of screeching chickens which we encountered very early on. Also with her friend Netty there to support her she was very happy!
We don't want you to think we have forgotten about our wonderful caravan we have just been waiting for a sunny day to be able to attack the beginnings of the renovation full force! AND...yesterday was the day!
We headed down the other end of the farm to begin! We spent most of the time getting rid of the rubbish and ripping out mattresses, sofa pads and a lot of other interesting items that we acquired with the caravan as well! But we have got to the point now when it is blank canvas and when we return from the County Living Spring Fair next week we will dive in head first to making it the most beautiful travelling shop you have ever seen!
Spring has finally arrived on the farm! Spring is one of the most exciting times in the farm's calendar and we are going to keep you up to date on all the action! Our first bit of news to report is the arrival of lots of beautiful balls of yellow fluff- lots of lovely chicks! They had the their first outing on to the grass today which they seemed to enjoy!
Keep tuned for lots of farm action, fingers crossed the calves will be born soon!
Yesterday saw Izzi take to the mud and begin Hamish Junior's show training! After a hop., skip and a jump Hamish decided that being on a halter wasn't so bad and he happily plodded around the yard! Izzi had a slight moment of despair as she nearly went careering off into the mud but held her ground well! After all this we have decided that Hamish is just a gentle giant and we hope he does really well at the shows! Further training will have to commence however!