We have a new puppy on the farm. His name is Bru, as in Brewdog, and he’s a four-and a half month old rescue lurcher from Ireland. We got him via the Forever Hounds Trust charity and travelled down to Devon to pick him up.
We know he comes from a stray greyhound bitch in Galway but do not know the sire though we suspect it may be a black Labrador.
He is settling in very well and we look forward to introducing him to our guests.
He took no time in getting to know the energetic Vizsla called Ted who stayed with us this week.
His owners Emma Gann and Kevan Wightman are professional equine photographers and they were working at the David Broome Equestrian Centre at Crick. We are very convenient for Crick – it’s about fifteen minutes away – so it was ideal for them to mix photographing the carriage driving competition and relaxing, walking Ted in our local woods and visiting Tintern Abbey and the old Tintern railway station.
The couple come from Kirkby Mallory in south Leicestershire and specialise in all forms of equine photography including showing, dressage, show jumping and polo.
They stayed in the Blorenge which they described as “absolutely fabulous”. We are in the process as I write of enclosing the small terrace at the side of the stone building so dog owners can let their animals run free in this area which is a sun trap in the evening through the summer and early autumn.
The final pictures in our gallery this week are of Henry and his adventures around the farm. Always happy to give a guided tour to children and grown-ups: sit on our ancient tractor; visit the chickens and ducks and collect an egg. Proper farm adventure for a City boy.