As seen on Gardener’s World

Ellicar Gardens Open Days 2020

21st Feb 11am-3pm

6th March 11am-3pm

10th, 24th April 11am -4pm

8th , 22nd May 11am-4pm

5th, 19th June 11am-4pm

3rd, 17th July 11am-4pm

11th, 18th Sept 11am-4pm

2nd, 16th Oct 11am-4pm

 

Ebony's Calf

Giles and boys cb11th April 2013

Ebony finally gave birth tonight to a strong little boy calf- Giles. He has a white face and one black eye patch. Giles is suckling already and less than an hour old.

Gloria is watching him curiously from the pen next door- she has been waiting for a little friend to play with for ages. Gloria plays hide and seek in piles of hay, sucks water from the hose pipe and has a riot every evening with William when he cleans them out. She is such a bright little calf. Such a relief Ebony has finally calved- we were beginning to wonder if she was just really fat. 

Now we can put the cows out in the field for summer. Agnes the pig is going to need a new friend though- she has enjoyed being in the barn all winter next door to Ebony, sharing hay. I have got an idea to make a pen for her in a patch of woodland next to the cow field and adjacent to the Winter Garden -then she will get to see us all, and can root up the wood for me and clear up the weeds and brambles.