First of the new born lambs
With the calving season now well underway, with 20 successful births to date, yesterday saw the arrival of our first new-born lambs with a pair and a singleton born to two proud mothers.
Wind and water sometimes don't mix!
Upon our Spring inspection of the lake, we were alarmed to see that a large amount of bank erosion had occurred to the island. We believe this has been caused by the high water levels and strong winds this winter.
Potholes are a pain!
Potholes (which on some local roads are now more akin to trenches!) are one of our biggest bugbears currently. In the middle of last year a mile long stretch of the Mornacott Road was, over several days, marked up for repair.
Hedge Cutting Challenge
February used to be one of the quietest months at Mornacott with the shoot season over and lambing and calving not yet underway. However, hedge cutting now needs to be completed by 1st March.
A big thank you to our beaters
Our busiest shoot season yet came to a close with the traditional Beaters' Day.
Festive Season at Mornacott
Our holiday cottages were once again very popular over the festive season. Our guests were able to enjoy a home from home Christmas with the added benefits of real log fires, Christmas Day swim, stunning views and locally grown Christ
Sleepless nights ahead at Mornacott
Charlie, our stockman, started the process this afternoon of weaning our calves.
How to beat the North Devon link road fiasco
With little notice the A361 North Devon link road was closed at the end of September with notices showing that it was likely to be closed for up to four months.
Mornacott Stables welcomes new faces
Our Stables Manager, Megan, has been busy welcoming some new faces to the livery yard. Firstly Belle, a sometimes cheeky four and a half year old, who has transformed from being rather nervous to being happy and settled.
Not a very exciting topic for a news update but one that causes great frustration for all of us a Mornacott! Conservatively we have around 600 gate posts...