Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Oh what exciting lives we lead......

Well I keep getting asked why I haven't blogged.... err its because I lead a boring life!!!

This week we have started rugging up the old boys and girls, this has been such a terrible summer and they all look "tired" and in need of a little comfort.  Liz got a new rug at the end of last year so it has been in the barn all summer and not cleaned.  Imagine my surprise when I shook the rug and noticed something "furry" in it... the cutest of bats.

He couldn't be safely returned so we picked him up gently and placed him in some more rugs (you know the sort you keep incase they come in useful one day....)  Liz says the furry little bugger must have fiddled with the surcingles as they seem to have got a little tight around her midriff.

Last night the dogs publicly announced they were unamused with the diet they are on and putting the chinese take away back in the fridge was a step to far... so they helped themselves to the large pot of lentil soup on the hob.... I have it on good authority it was EVERYWHERE... I wouldn't know as I carefully stayed in bed.  To put it none to politely the dogs are now sat quietly farting in their baskets.

I wish for once we had liveries for sheer amusement value as this years haylage is rocket fuel.  The stallions have turned into fire breathing dragons (lots of snort!!) and the foals only have one pace - bounce!!!

Oh and the big excitement of the week.... I got an email last night saying that the Royal Highland Show is holding a driving class for donkeys and..... MULES!!!!!!!!  On the Saturday afternoon, what a crowd pleaser that should be.  Well Treacle is going, we just haven't fine tuned the cunning plan yet, watch this space!!!!

Friday, 24 October 2008

Wee Fat....

Criollo on his winter holidays!!!!!!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Its WAR....

There are rabbits living in the haylage - NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Good haylage is like hens teeth this year and expensive to boot so this farm will not become a refuge for starving bunnies.  There will be no quarter given, this is war.

Target practice first.....

Be afraid little bunnies, be afraid......

... But probably not of me, couldn't hit the house at a 100 yards!!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

All Change!!!

We have had a bit of a swap round on Monday, with Milly and Monty leaving and Cherry arriving.  Cherry is a solid appaloosa yearling filly, bought to be a future polo pony and "wife" for Nico.  This is Cherry legging it across the field....

.... As she was being advanced upon by "baby Stel" - who strongly believes everybody loves her.  She was bouncing along behind Cherry going "hello, hellllloooo, HELLLLLOOOOO" and Cherry was going "run away.... scary manic furball"  

Monty and Millie have settled in well at Meikle Obney Stud and will no doubt be loving the dry ground and better climate.  I may well be eaten up with jealousy if there is a buckskin spotty foal in 2010 though!!!!!

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Dear Auntie Lou....

Dear Auntie Lou, 

Muchos Gracias for my jolyball, eet is a fearsome thing but I is teaching eet I is fierce stallion round here and beating eet into submission.  I can do this even with mouthful of haylage, I can multi task, I is dead clever as well as sexy and very manly.



Sunday, 5 October 2008

WoooHoooo Grass!


Head Shots!

Getting wooly now!




Saturday, 4 October 2008

Tizzy - 15 months old.

Now won't it be exciting to have him and all this years foals to follow in 2009!!!!?