Spring has most definitely sprung in Warwickshire


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I don’t always enjoy the commute to London from Warwickshire although I have to say I never question whether or not it is worth it. Right now, it couldn’t be more wonderful as the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and we have lambs on the yard!!!!!!


I’ve never fed a lamb before and now they are everywhere!!! Usually a mummy sheep can only carry two babies, so when they have three, one needs feeding manually and it’s often a lot smaller than all the others so needs extra TLC. Our stables are currently like a maternity ward for our friendly clouds with legs… and the sound of babies bleeting is delightful! There have been some sad losses in the mix but generally the majority are going strong and little Henry that you see me feeding was so touch and go at first but is now almost ready to go out into the fields!

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As for my garden, the tulips are waking up and looking lovely. It’s full of surprises for us as we only bought in August so have no idea what is going to pop up!  Saying that, Brian and I were watching Monty Don the other night and he had the most amazing chequered flowers in his garden which I thought were the most beautiful flowers ever! Then my step sons arrived last weekend with a gorgeous new welly plant pot for me and the said flowers planted inside… I’m very lucky me!

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Fingers crossed spring is here to stay! Here’s beautiful Beth in her new lightweight rug …which was covered in mud within minutes of her going out to her field!!

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Take care and I hope you enjoy some sunshine

Much love,

Pipa x


  1. Jean Pugh April 14, 2016 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa,
    Yes now is a lovely time of year, all the flowers and shrubs are starting to bud. Lots of plants ready to pot on.

    Oh the Lambs they are adorable. A friend of mine has a lot of sheep and they recently had their lambs, some twins and triplets, a lovely sight to see. I love to see them all in a group and then they all rush of playing and they seem to like to climb on things and then jump off. Marvellous how they all find their right Mum’s at the end of the day.

    Glad to see you got yourself a horse, she looks lovely, you will have hours of enjoyment with her. I unfortunately had to have my horse Thomas put to sleep a while ago, someone went in his field with a dog and chased him. One of his back legs had a bite in it and one of his front legs where he had skidded was so damaged he had to be destroyed, I was heart broken, still am, he was my best friend. Anyway enjoy your rides with Beth.

    Love the Welly Boot planter.

    Take care and enjoy the lambs and Beth xx

    • Pipa Gordon May 10, 2016 at 12:33 pm -  Reply

      Hi Jean, thank you for your lovely message and I’m so sorry to hear you had to have Thomas put to sleep a while back, what a terribly traumatic time that must have been for you, very sad indeed. Horses are special aren’t they? I’m really enjoying Beth thank you. She is 13, was a broodmare until just 18 months ago so she’s pretty green when it comes to working but she’s eager and gorgeous and perfect to just enjoy horsing around on. I’m learning so much every day. Take care xxx

  2. Jean Pugh April 15, 2016 at 8:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa,
    Did you a post and forgot to put my name. Jean.x

    • Pipa Gordon May 10, 2016 at 12:33 pm -  Reply

      ha ha it’s fine, it pops up on the top anyway P xx

  3. Christine April 16, 2016 at 9:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa spring has sprung. We stayed on our dads farm when I was little. Couldn’t wait to get home from school to feed the lambs. I called my Mary. And my brother called his Larry. Brings back memory’s . Beth looks good. Take care. Christine x

    • Pipa Gordon May 10, 2016 at 12:34 pm -  Reply

      Sounds like a fabulous childhood Christine! Thank you for your message x

  4. Vix Mcgowan April 26, 2016 at 6:25 am -  Reply

    ……..Beth is looking good!!!……..my daughter’s Apollo did the same with his new rug recently!!!………..don’t you just love mud season?!!!……….but all part of the fun of loving and being loved by a horse!!!……..I spent many a happy hour grooming my Spellbound, and a good few not so happy ones scrubbing and repairing rugs!!!………..xxx

  5. Pipa Gordon May 10, 2016 at 12:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi Vix, yes I have to say I’m glad to see the back of the mud at the moment, it really has been awful this year! Where we are is clay too which makes it super sticky! Spellbound is a brilliant name …many happy hours …I can share the delights of that! I stood in Beth’s stable today after I had ridden her and turned her out and just watched the rain and enjoyed the smells ….happy days hey? P xx

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