Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on…

November 5, 2009 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.

The Horses at Denbury taken by Marie on her stay at the Farm with Margaret.

We have been very busy over the past few days getting the Paddock where the Rhea are ready for the arrival of the Bagot Goats. Part of the paddock was fenced for Ostriches that was ample secure for the Rhea, but the Goats would soon have found their way out and we really didn’t want to be chasing after Goats, so stock fencing now completely surrounds the Paddock.

I collected the Bagot Goats this afternoon from Cricket St Thomas. They loaded on to the Horse Trailer a lot easier than we thought they would. The only suitable place to load them was on a path next to the Cheetah enclosure at the Wildlife Park. The Cheetah got really excited running up and down the fence line. I reckon it could see dinner, with only a fence stopping a feast. The Goats were a bit put out but not as bad as I imagined they would be as they ran after a bucket of feed that one of the Keepers was running with.

The journey back to Denbury is under an hour so it was an easy journey for the Goats. When they got off of the trailer they were very calm. None rushing to get out in a herd, just a casual slow one by one stroll, with a minute or more in between each one getting off. The last one even had to be got up as it was quite happy to stay in the horse trailer. Then it slowly relieved itself before it finally joined the others. They soon found the Rhea feeding trough and ate what was left. I had forgotten to make a stand to put the trough on so that the Goats were unable to reach it. The Rhea feed was put in earlier so they didn’t miss today’s feed. I will need to make a stand tomorrow.

We are going to get the main horse Field stock fenced so that the Bagot Goats can use that Field with the Sheep and Horses. The straying Sheep can be a nuisance to other Farmers and a pain for us when we have to look for them, so we will have a secure Field for them all.

That was a surprise seeing the Roe Deer in the Valley Field tonight. One was seen this afternoon by the Horse Field entrance gate and ran to the Wood on the right hand side when they heard someone walking close to them.. If I had not followed the Fox walking towards the camera in the Valley I would not have followed it to where the deer were laying. It is the first time for a good few months that we have seen any Deer on the Farm. We know they are about by seeing their foot prints but they have been elusive to the camera.