The Ever Hungry Ponies

Tuesday, October 16th 2018

Morning checks at Foxglove always start with a visit to see the ponies; as you may have guessed from the pictures below this visit also includes a few of their favourite food items.

Aside from being nibbled by Lark and Taurus we've been cracking on with yet more vegetation removal from the coppice block behind the Field Centre; including stump treating Birch.

In the hope of ensuring their speedy demise I've been getting a little creative with the chainsaw too!


(1) Comments:

Ted responded on 10th Nov 2018 with...

Never-ending job for you, removing trees and clearing vegetation.  Well done guys.  And lovely to see the ponies enjoying your work.


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