I have two new young horses arriving this weekend. They are very well bred warm-bloods full brothers, a yearling and a two year old.
I sold my aged competition horse and I am working on the children's 128cm jumping pony. I am schooling him myself and will be bringing him to shows shortly to put SJI points on him. He will be ridden by a child at the shows.
The plan is to bring him on for our children to compete him at newcomers next year.
The gardens are awash with beautiful colours. The fruit trees are swelling with fruit and young potato plants push through the soil. The rhubarb needs harvesting and the chickens are still free to scratch out the vegetable beds unfortunately. They just keep escaping!!
The pigs are massive and enjoying the extra space of the cow yard. They have redecorated using the hose pipe and pallets ;-)
They are due to go to the freezer in ten days.
The bees are flying well every day and are bringing back plenty of pollen. I should have a virgin queen around now, from the hive that I removed the queen from. It is great mating flight weather and the other hives had plenty of capped drone cells last week.
Fingers crossed that she mates well and avoids the recently arrived swallows!