New kid on the block

A bright spring morning. As I feed the hens and ducks, woodpeckers are busy in the trees below the farm, the sharp sound echoing across the valley. Yesterday, skylarks, high above us, reminded us that winter is almost over- almost, but not quite. March can fool us. A stiletto frost caught us almost on the hop and we had to rush around, frantically covering camellias and other delicate buds. Yet there is definitely a buzz in the air. Steve found a newly fledged bird on the lawn at the weekend- it looked at him with surprise as he scooped it up out of harm’s way.
It isn’t just the promise of warmer weather that has led to excitement here. At the weekend Sadie, a beautiful three year old piebald mare, joined our family. We already love her and I am totally smitten. We have all sorts of plans for her but right now we just want her to make friends and settle down in her new home.

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About fforestcwmbyre

Retired teacher with a love of the outdoors. I enjoy horse riding, walking and cycling, especially in the area of Hay on Wye where I live.I also run a self catering converted barn with my husband Steve. Together we also look after our family of animals, including dogs, horses, cats, sheep, hens and ducks!
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