So at this time of year the daily updates become weekly, a fine and productive week and the forecast appears settled. Huge amount of haylage made and for the first time we have a surplus, if the forecast is right we will be making plenty of good hay as well so will have lots of that for sale too.
The gallop and the main school have been completely lifted and relaid and we are almost there on the refurbishment front, Saltire stables in today to fix a few things, Quattro in to put in some more rubber floors and new feed room and tack room on the way – target completion date is next Friday when Trainer will then slip away to Italy for a few days leaving all in hands of the very capable team. Perth entries today, two entries from Kinneston, both will run if the ground is suitable, pleased to see strong entries across the board so hopefully they should get good competitive racing. Some horsemen from Australia visited earlier this week, this is their farm – www.redbanknorth.co.au – I love sharing experiences with horsemen who see things from a different perspective. And I loved listening to Judy Murray on Desert Island Discs, especially the bits of pushy parents of professional sportsmen and the way that competing together draws a family together, we can end up a bit insular and odd but there are worse things I suppose, one more link, George Galloway on the case for the Union, whatever you think of his politics you have to admire his passion, and he’s quite funny.