Since the shoot season ‘proper’ has finished at Mornacott we have been gearing up to start our pheasant breeding programme.
The Show must go on
So close to the end of the shoot season we thought that we’d escaped snowy shoot days but it was not to be!
Despite the persistent rain we enjoyed a very special festive season here at Mornacott.
No "white Christmas" here but a very wet one!
We have to admit to have been feeling a little smug that we’d escaped the worst of the floods being experienced throughout the country recently.
The Shooting Season
The shoot season is now well underway and it’s been good to welcome a few new teams to Mornacott to join our regulars who come back to us year after year.
In keeping with Mornacott’s ongoing improvement project it is now the Stables’ turn for some TLC. Building work is to start very shortly on replacing the stable roofs and improving and replacing the surrounding guttering.
Nearly nine weeks of school summer holidays presented the ideal opportunity for a summer project for young William.
The War against Weeds
With the changeable weather of this summer making sileaging and haymaking an “on and off” type event we’ve been using the downtime to clear some of the more invasive weed infestations at Mornacott.
The aptly named “Below Road” Field which nestles alongside the River Yeo has been the frequent beneficiary of various drainage schemes over the years and a final attempt last year to clear the old clay drainage pipes layed in the 1960s havi
Gap Year Students Arrive
Every year we take on students for Gap Year work. Our new recruits this year, Conan and Jordan, started this week and are already busy with a huge list of jobs from clearing Ragwort, haymaking and the myriad of general maintenance tasks that always bui