Monday, 31 October 2011


My first pumpkin carve and a quick one at that. Next year I shall be more ambitious!!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Caramia does Halloween!

Photos thanks to Jeanette.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Weaning part 4

The first batch of foals were microchipped and drawn for their passports yesterday so we are now cracking on weaning the next batch. Confetti and her ridiculously fluffy forelock joins the happy campers!

Chamfron Caramia at 16 months old

Moving onto winter grazing now the cows are in, photos thanks to Jeanette.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Weaning part 3

Mimosa is now in the pen with Goosey and Sammy, Arrayan wanders past, muttering, "if the CSA calls she looks nothing like me, right?"

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Weaning part 2

Sammy joins Goosey in the pen and Mimosa is now weaned in the stable, all going very smoothly so far!

Friday, 21 October 2011


That time of year again, Goosey has been weaned for three days and is now in the pen, she is proving to be very quiet to do anything with. Sammy was weaned today and is in a stable next to Nico, Mimosa is next!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Cactus babysitting

Cactus happily settled in his new home!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Winter is coming :-(

Nothing new with this statement... its been a bit wet here!! Today, however was both wet and absolutely baltic so we loaded up the jeep and rugged up some of the herd in the back field. Not convinced about the new rugs if I'm perfectly honest, certainly not a patch on the older version of the same rug but we will see how they go. They have elasticated leg straps, not a lot you can say about that really, maybe, "which lunatic thought that was a good idea?"!

Stela had her first rug on in a fierce wind and stood like a rock, she says its lovely she also helped give everyone else a short back and sides for the winter, manes off and tails short. As the wind picked up the leg straps stretched and the rugs inflated so we dashed back to the house and added fillet strings to them all, in the time it took to do that the rain came on, rain with lumps in it, cold, painful lumps coming in sideways, disgusting.

Chamfron Snow Goose came in and has been weaned, she is stood next to her dad with not a care in the world.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Chamfron Cactus Jack away.

A snap of a fluffy Cactus before he strolled onto the trailer and away to his new home with Dean Scott in Cumbria. He will soon be seeing the familiar face (or perhaps familiar knee caps due to the height difference) of Wanda (Chamfron Wakizashi), who is owned by Deans mum.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Nifty at Ninety

Marks gran was ninety at the start of the month so last night we went to the Enchanted Forest for a birthday outing. We were lucky to get a dry still night for this light and sound show in Pitlochry, good night had by all!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Scottish Appaloosa Show 2011

It was great to catch up with Chamfron By Dand at the Scottish Appaloosa show today held at Howes Country Centre in Fife. He won the three year old class, qualifying for Royal London, then won the male in hand championship. He was also second in the in handy pony and third in the novice ridden, he was clearly still very green and went in with no warm up at all. He is looking fantastic and is a real credit to Rebecca.