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Spring at Feldon Dunsmore Solicitors on Leafield Estate

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I might have mentioned at least once already that Spring is my favourite time of the year. This year, Spring officially starts on Sunday 20th March, but on the Leafield Estate in Warwick (where our offices are based), it seems Spring has already sprung.

The Leafield Estate is a working farm situated in Warwick Castle Park, which extends to hundreds of acres to the south of Warwick Castle, traversed by the river Avon. So, we quite literally, have a front seat viewing of the wonders of Spring, right from our desks. 

The daffodils, which are normally one of the first signs of Spring, have been flowering for nearly a month here and lambing season is also now well under way! Lambing season is notoriously one of the busiest times of the year for farmers and requires meticulous planning and lots of late nights.

The ewes have been divided into those carrying single lambs, twins or triplets. This helps with management in the lead up to lambing in terms of the farmer feeding the ewes and also with lambing itself as those carrying twins or triplets generally require more assistance.

In the office we also face a busy time of the office with year end fast approaching, which also requires meticulous planning but hopefully less late nights!   

As Spring continues here on the Leafield Estate, we have the arrival of the Hereford calves to look forward to and at home, I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Shire foal.

A horse’s gestation period is usually around 11 to 12 months and my Shire mare usually goes to about 11 months 2 weeks. So, I have been eagerly waiting for the new arrival since she was scanned in foal last spring and keeping everything crossed she has a healthy foal this year.   

The start of Spring also means Mother’s Day is just around the corner, this year falling on Sunday 27th March.