Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Cattle, ponies and fences

Hope you all had good weekends!

Today was a REALLY windy day, so we were blown around from place to place outside...It definitely feels like winter is finally arriving!

Spent the morning doing the weekly checks on all the animals, and the monthly checks on the bulls. Most things are well with all of them, though there have been a few scraps between the bulls recently. Two of the stallions in the breeding group of horses had a bit of a fight when we were carrying out the checks as well. It is amazing to see them properly fight, they just have so much power in them!

In the afternoon we fixed some of the kissing gates around Guinea Hall/Bakers. It wasn't that tricky, and I'm gradually getting better at my DIY skills... Saw some different birds out and about around the fen too today - lots of fieldfare, a few snipe, teal, barn owl. There's been quite a few short-eared owls sighted around Burwell Fen/Harrisons so it's worth popping down there at some point to have a look if you can!

Thanks for reading!

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