First job of the day was to check on the Pond Field to see if the Canada Geese and goslings have managed to get through the night safely without any mishaps. All was well!
The goslings are only two days old and already quite able to forage for themselves but stay close to mum and dad! The ‘dad’ chased away the moorhen , who had only come to say ‘Good Morning!’
Two minutes later the parents collected the goslings and two by two they marched them off away from Pond Field to a new home three fields away! They do this every year and we can only think they are going somewhere quieter without moorhens, lambs and cats to bother them!
The lambs are as cute as ever.
Rufus is still trying to organise them!
As it was a dry, sunny but chilly day we thought a ‘brisk’ walk would be in order. Jim’s knee is not quite up to ‘brisk’ yet but it’s getting there…when the swelling goes down!!
Dinefwr Castle and Park http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dinefwr is less than 10 minutes drive away from home so in no time at all we were on our walk to check out the bluebells. They are just a few days away from being fully open but the view of them ‘blueing’ up the woodland was beautiful .
There are many magnificent oak trees around the parkland – how many mysteries have they seen?
Turn the other way from this view of the bluebell woodland and you see Newton House and in front the White Cattle enjoying a morning snooze.
Continuing our circular walk we passed banks of primroses between the woodland bluebells and saw some White Cattle close at hand!
Finally we completed our walk back in front of Newton House. We went for a quick look around the House at all their amazing displays and room settings and then enjoyed a well deserved cup of coffee!
On returning home we met our cottage visitors, who also had had a very pleasant day out. They had visited Laugharne, Pendine ,Saundersfoot and Tenby- so very busy too!
Not to be out done we too have bluebells in the garden , not as stunning as Dinefwr but getting there and admired by Rufus!
**** 9pm – just writing this and the light is going fast but guess who has returned to the Pond Field…the geese…all numbered and correct! *******