Yes Chef starts the year off with a win!
Coombeshead Racing Partnership, the horseracing arm of Percy's Country Hotel started the New Year with a win at Kempton Park last week. His rating is currently 72 and, all being well, he should be running again on 24th February at Kempton again. We shall let you know his chances nearer the time.
Pedigree Large Black Sows have piglets
Two of our pedigree sows gave birth on Jan 21st and 23rd. The piglets are delightful and growing very fast. We shall have weaners (birth notified) for sale from March 4th. Boys are £45 and girls are £55. Do phone if you wish us to reserve one or two for you.
Our older very pregnant ewes have been scanned - we are expecting 87 ewes to lamb between 145 and 150 lambs. We have had such success with our sheepskins that we have repeated alot of the pairing in the breeding to get long, beautiful soft wool. We have several rams - Jacob, Grey Faced Dartmoor, Blue Texel x and this year we bought in a Suffolk shearling ram.
The suffolk was put in with 22 of the larger ewe lambs from last year but was not satisfied with that and decided to jump the fence into the next field where 70 more ewe lambs were fattening. We could not remove him immediately as this happened in the midst of heavy snow fall and very icy conditions, so we are now faced with scanning the younger ewes to see how many he managed to 'catch'. I suspect that we shall be having two lambings this year - the first ewes are due to lamb from March 4th onwards.
Ever wanted to help at lambing time? I shall be needing a helper or two from the beginning of March probably through to June. If you have experience lambing and would like to help, we can accommodate (mobile home) you and feed you!
If you would just like a snippet of lambing involvement then do call and book one of our spring breaks, bring waterproofs and warm clothes and you can 'muck in' for an hour or two or a day or two!