The Eagle (well pheasant really) has landed
Toby, our gamekeeper is busily preparing for the arrival of the rest of our pheasants for this year, the first of which have just hatched in our incubator and are coming along nicely.
Some new faces (or snouts!) for Mornacott
We had some new arrivals this afternoon fresh from the market at Sedgmoor. Seven new pigs (Doc, Grumpy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful, Happy and Dopey) moved into new quarters that had been prepared for them over the last few weeks.
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.