Three pairs of breeches? Woman, have you got that man trained!
I agree with the pregnant mare. If the woman selling it wants to keep the foal then she should keep the mare for the duration of the pregnancy and until weaning - the buyer should be paid for the 'loan' of the mare for this time.
In the UK the vendor would not have a leg to stand on regarding keeping the foal.
Had one of the three year old horses hopping lame this morning. He couldn't put his back foot flat to the floor so I immediately thought abscess - called the farrier who was miles away but came down on his way home. Found a puncture in the heel and cut it open, lots and lots of goo which was fairly fresh. Poulticed and dressed so he is a lot happier.
Another ewe lambed this afternoon - only six to go! They are certainly taking their time over it all.
We have had a good hatching of ducklings in the incubator, the other two incubators are full of hen and turkey eggs, we will hatch out another load of ducklings and that will be it until the autumn. Most of these will go to the auctions held locally.
Lovely day today, very warm and sunny - more rain coming in as of now and bad for the next two days.
I went to water the greenhouses this morning only to find, not only was the sprinkler missing bit a length of hose also. Darn pups at it again. I am dreading the next few months! They learned the hard way that you do not go to investigate a ewe with a lomb! Both got shoved in no uncertain terms out of the pen. They screamed like mad but they were just frightened. That will teach them to heed my words of warning!
I am tired. We have been non stop since early this morning. I managed to resurrect a small hen house that is not the sturdiest of builds (a flat pack I picked up cheaply) I raise all the bird houses off the ground so rats cannot get in them and when a terrier and my GSD were showing great interest in this empty house I opened the door so the terrier could jump in but the GSD followed and the floor collapsed! They were right in that there were three mice in there and all were caught. I need it for a turkey that is broody.
Off to bed, I am just about done in. I made a fish pie over the weekend and ate far to much of it but it was goooood.