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Cattle return home!

Wednesday, April 7th 2010

Here is the sluice which was altered yesterday. As you can see it is now working properly, with the water coming over the top and the level in the pond behind raised up by 4 inches or so. Success! The rest will be altered over the next couple of weeks.

Sluice

Elizabeth was here today and took this picture of a Stoat on the grassland near to the middle gate to the moorland. It was a lucky shot she managed to get before it ran underneath a log pile.

Stoat

Meanwhile, the big news of the day is that the four cattle have returned to their home at Foxglove. Four of our volunteers came along to the farm where they have been for the last seven weeks to help corral them and get them into Keith's transport for the journey back to the moorland.

Cattle

Tom brought them down to a smaller field with hay on the back of his tractor. Then Kimberley, Jack, and new volunteer Anthony helped to keep them moving ahead whilst Colin and Marion shook buckets of feed to encourage them along.

Cattle

Although Fraser tried once to escape, by jumping out of the pen where he was being held, they all arrived safely back home! Welcome home boys!

Thanks to everyone who helped today, to Keith for transporting them and to Tom and Gillian, who have looked after them for us over the winter.


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