Saturday, 31 December 2011

Oh look its raining...!

Apparently its been the wettest year in Scotland since records began, we had guessed :-(

We were very spoilt with the snow and sunshine last winter, this year its snorkles at the ready and barely keeping wellies on feet, its all a bit dreich.

Still roll on 2012, I am expecting that there will be lots and lots of snow photos on the blog in just over a week...!!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Chamfron Wakizashi and Chamfron Cactus Jack

Popped down to see Wanda (19 months old) and Cactus (17 months old) having an educational spin out at the Greenlands E.C. Christmas show, the judge commented on what wonderful movers they both were.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Monday, 19 December 2011


Popped into the zoo on Sunday before doing a bit of Christmas shopping in Edinburgh. It was cold, I think you can guess that from the animals expressions! We weren't lucky with our panda viewing, in all honesty, she peered out, went "shit, its a bit parky round here" and headed back in. However I did capture an exclusive paparazzi snap of one of the panda's melting into the crowd at the penguin parade...

Thursday, 15 December 2011

First field Haylage...

The main herd went onto the back field and now have four bales of haylage to be munching on, looking forward to some good frosts or a nice covering of snow as its a little on the soft side out there!!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

If you go down to the woods today...

A grey sort of day but beasties a plenty down at the local Nature Reserve, more red squirrels than you could shake a stick at, a bank vole (which got harrased by the robins) and lots of birds at the feeders. Its a super spot to stroll with the camera.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Chamfron Malambo - 31 months old

Stood with his bum slightly closer to the wall which isn't flattering but looking well for a youngster running out with no rug and no feeding.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Twitching like a rabbits nose!

We sold Leyla the tractor last week on eBay and she was picked up to head of to Wigton tonight. Now her eBay listing listed her bad points, one of which was "When viewed from behind the tractor is sitting lower on its near side, it does feel a little unstable to drive. This would want checked out before use. (Possible wheel bearing?)"

So, as I'm sure you can imagine it was nothing other than Mark's macho pride that got her onto a low loader (and in true girly fashion I'd like to say - it didn't look that low to me!!) in the dark. Maybe she doesn't have a problem with her wheel bearing as she didn't try and throw herself of the skimpy ramps but it gave Mark the biggest adrenaline rush he's had this year!

I'm not quite sure how I thought they were going to pick up an unstable tractor but that wasn't what I had in mind!!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Red Kites

It was a beautiful day here, good covering of snow and blue skies so I thought we would take a runout to the red kite feeding station near Laurieston and take a few snaps. Not so nice weather there (yip, excuses already given, photos are disapointing!!) but certainly worth a trip out just to see probably sixty red kites come in to feed. I kept following the wrong bird and the only pin sharp snap is of a red kites backside!!


"Window licker"!

Monday, 5 December 2011