It is haymaking time and provided the weather stays dry this week more of our fields will be cut, allowed to wilt and then turned in the sunshine for 2-3 days to dry out the grass and then formed into rows for the baler to collect and bale the dried grass into large round bales. If it rains during the process then the hay or haylage may be spoilt.
It's an early pick up this morning for the donkey weekers as many like to attend the service at Tedburn St Mary Parish Church, a 15th Century building standing alongside the entrance to Town Barton Farm set on the edge of Dartmoor.
Along with donkeys, the farm has a growing number of mules. In the welcome speech by Paul Carter, farm manager, Shrek, a mule, and his donkey friend, Jacko, made an appearance in front of the crowd. Both had been rescued in 2007 near Heathrow airport and were featured on Animal 24/7.