Tuesday, 22 May 2018

May Calendar + Update

Somewhat later than we usually post our calendar photos, those of you with your P4P calendars will have had the lovely picture of Topsy and Star one your walls for May.  These two older girls teamed up last year after Star came back from conservation grazing and they love hanging out together.  It's a bit tricky at the moment as Star is a much more efficient eater than Topsy and, even with the snow, Star came through the winter with more weight than I'd like.  Topsy needs the extra calories and grasses so for the moment we have to compromise and they are in the same field but separated by a fence - Wolfie is with Star. 

There has been so much work to catch up on.  We're so grateful that the long awaited sunshine has arrived and stayed with us.  The mud has dried up so we've managed to roll the fields.  We had a nightmare with the electric fencing not working as it should be (with Frodo taking full opportunity to display his electric fence bulldozing skills)... This turned out to be a very obscure problem where some stock fencing in an adjoining field had been replaced and had been re-fitted touching part of a switch - that shorted it out the whole circuit - it took a good few hours to narrow that one down!

Faye's been working on more assignments and case studies, and we received a letter from Michael Gove MP commending us for our excellent work regarding the ponies on Bodmin Moor which has been very much appreciated by Defra...so that's an achievement...will write more about that in our next newsletter.

Munchie's coat is very shiny already!  Just a bit of winter coat left to shed

Topsy's got lots of grass to work her way through!
Wolfie earlier this month
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