There are five new photographs on the Photo page starting…

April 14, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

There are five new photographs on the Photo page, starting from number eleven.

I SAID THAT APRIL NEEDED SOME FRIENDS !!! THE FOUR TINY BABIES ARRIVED IN A NEST THAT WE THINK SOMEONE HAD REMOVED FROM A LOFT. THEY ARE VERY SMALL BUT ARE DOING QUITE WELL.

Levant near St Just in Cornwall owned by the National Trust, has a working steam engine. CH.

These little cuties are in the field opposite my house and they have been keeping us amused for most of the week. They have mad half hours when they run around the field chasing and jumping up and down as thought they are on springs.

Parrots at Birdworld. Bec.

Compos house from Last of The Summer Wine. Karen.

For those of you who have asked, Ewy is still about. I do show her now and then on the webcam in the Horse field. She has been in the field for most of the Winter, only going into the woods and valley now and then, very rarely coming near to the field gate. We were only talking about her last night, we reckon it could well be because of when the Sheep were chased last year by a Riders Dog who passed through the Farm. Since Breeze and Arnie have been in the small paddock opposite the Horse field, she has got a little braver. If we left the Horses out of a night I am sure she would join Breeze in the paddock, but of a daytime she only has to see a human or the Dogs and she is gone like a bat out of hell. The grass has started to grow and If we get a bit of warmth in the ground the grass should have it away, so that we can turn the Horses out into the Horse field on the 1st of May. Ewy will no doubt then hang out with Breeze.

I have just had a few words with the Manager of the Stud that Emmi went to, when she was mated with a Stallion. Emmi and Sox arrived back to Denbury late in the evening, last Friday. We really didn’t look to closely at her until on the Saturday I noticed that Emmi was a little lame. On checking her over we notice that she had six kick hoof marks on her. Four on her nearside rear leg, one on her nearside rear quarter and another on her offside shoulder. It was the kicks to her leg that were making her lame. It will heal itself within a few days.

I had warned the Manager of the Stud before Emmi went that although I had not had any experiences of Emmi being a madam, I thought that with strange Horses she may well throw out a kick. It seems that the Manager did not heed my words, for she most definitely had been kicked, being her or other Horses starting it it doesn’t matter. The Manager of the Stud wasn’t best pleased with me telling him, mostly he denied it, tough for him. Mares with Foals are protective. How many Mares and Foals were together in their paddocks together, I guess I will never know. When Horses have a kicking session with Foals at foot, they tend to get very close to the Foals, thinking that they are protecting them, but of course it puts the Foals in danger. One good kick and a Foal could be severely injured or killed. I wont be using that Stud again.