We had a lovely day at Mayfield's festival of farming, food and wildlife on Saturday, and we had the privilege of being next to Algy and his famous popcorn machine! We decided to take Izzi's Dads Landrover on the day out with us and it proved to be an excellent storage facility as well as a shield from the gusts of wind. The sun shone on and off for us and we didn't have too many products flying off in the wind, it was just great to be alongside lots of local businesses championing farm diversification.
Both our lovely Highlandcalves, Nellie and Catriona, had an eventful morning as they both had their little ears pierced (they were tagged!)
Considering little Catriona hasn't even been on a halter both calves were very well behaved and didn't seem too phased about Graham tagging them! Their Mummy's however didn't seem too impressed about being separated from their babies and tried their hardest to get through the steal gate! That said, we had no escape artists and both the calves are now definitely part of the fold with their new piercings!
Keep tuned for more Highland antics as the agricultural shows grow ever closer, with the Royal Suffolk Show only two weeks away!
Monty had a very exciting morning today, as Kevin and his team (our local farrier) came to fit him some brand new shoes!
Monty didn't seem too phased by having his new shoes fitted- primarily for the fact he was far too distracted by the bale of hay he had to munch on! After having his horsey pedicure, he will be ready for those long rides we plan to take him on in the summer (if he doesn't get too distracted by the food that is!)
This week we have struggled to progress too much further on the caravan, due to the extreme weather conditions (a little dramatic we know!) but you can't paint in the rain can you?!
However, Lara did manage to get the first coat on her and she is now looking bright and beautiful! The inside is now coming together it has been slower on that side of things as she was a little rotten and damp in quite a lot of places (including the whole roof!). Not to worry though, we are getting there! Still a way to go until we will be on the road- keep your eyes peeled!
This weekend saw the first big clean of some of the cows before taking them to the Royal Norfolk Show and the Suffolk Show, as they have to look all clean and fluffy when we are there!
We thought we would start of with Netty and Elizabeth, who as they are so young haven't been though the grooming process before, but they did not seem too phased! They were combed first to get out all the knots, as their luscious locks do seem to get very tangled, before being hosed down! Elizabeth didn't seem too keen on the cold water on at first, but ended up quite enjoying it as it was a hot day! We then coated them with cow shampoo and rinsed them off- so that they were sparkling!! We ended up getting pretty wet too as they tossed their heads around trying to get the water out of their faces!
We will be doing this a few more times before the shows so that their coats look squeaky clean and fluffy!