There are five new photographs on the Photo page starting…

April 20, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

There are five new photographs on the Photo page, starting from number six. Getting low on photographs again.

Another picture of my new visitor to my garden. Bec.

Wild Mute Swans over wintering near Glastonbury. Lindsay.

Fred about to chase the Sparrows from my bird feeders up the garden. Karen.

THE OLDER TWO FELL DOWN OUT OF A NEST ONTO SOMEONES GARAGE ROOF THEY WERE VERY COLD AND SKINNY SO I THINK THEY WERE PROBABLY TRYING TO FIND MUM WHO WAS MISSING.THEY ARE JUST ABOUT EATING ON THEIR OWN BUT ARE STILL NEEDING MILK. Lynne.

The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, well worth a visit. CH.

Some of you managed to see the camera going on Donald the remote controlled Duck. The picture was not as good as we had got in the Farm House, when we tried it before putting it on the Lake, then it was very good. We had to get a very small wireless camera so that it could be fitted into the Ducks head. The only place where we could get one was from China. I will try later in the week to get the picture better. It could well be with messing about with it we could get it a lot better. It will then be worth showing it on the web site. When we were trying it one of the Dogs decided she would have a swim. The Gander wasn’t best pleased, it was only by making sure that she came out of the water, that she was not attacked buy the Gander. The Gander was then watching every thing, including Donald. I ordered a decoy Goose in the week to make that remote controlled. Being a lot bigger we, or Jack and his friend, I should say will be able to use better equipment to make it.

With it being cold for the past few weeks the grass is well behind growing to what it is in other years. We always try to let the Horses out in to the main Horse field by the 1st of May. The way it is looking we wont be doing that this year. Fortunately we have ample hay to feed them, but it does mean that we will have to mucking out the stables for longer. This afternoon it did get quite warm. We have got to hope it carries on so that the ground warms up, then the grass will grow.

We are very lucky at Denbury. We don’t need to use fertiliser to get a good crop of hay. Mind you the price of fertiliser has rocketed up in price. As fertilizer is used on many crops it will mean food will be even more expensive than it has been getting over the past few months. I don’t no where they get these inflation figures from. Our Horse feed has gone up over 15% with price rises that there have been in cereals. You must have noticed it in the price that your bread has gone up. The cheep bread that we use for the Badgers has gone up 30%.

Thornton went down well with our friends over the past couple of days. No one who sees him can believe how tame he is. Our Holiday Guests last week loved seeing him. He is acting more like a Dog each day. Earlier today he was seen playing with a ball with his front feet, and he seems to be getting a little more playful with Tass and Kye. When we call him most of the time he come straight back to us as do Tass and Kye.