Sunday, 31 March 2013

Over a grands worth of dried grass...

Naively we thought the last load of hay would be the last for the winter, hopefully this will just be a wee blip, an encore if you like!  Yesterday we had a weird snow and Midges combo so it must be spring!

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Spring in the air?

A scruffy Bridget and Mable having a bounce this morning.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Chamfron Snow Goose - 22 Months Old

Looking very well indeed.  Photos thanks to Chantelle.

Malambo, Compostela and Westminster

Grass still AWOL, sun is out though!!


Wide Load!

Monday, 25 March 2013

Chamfron Sakura - 11 Months Old

With best pal Dougal!  Photo thanks to Liorah.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Mimosa and Caramia

Not the usual photos you expect at the end of March - Mimosa and Caramia enjoying the snow in the sunny south.  Photos thanks to Jeanette.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Its a hard life!

Weather grim, wet, grey with slushy snow flurries and a biting wind.  The yearlings aren't concerned in their winter housing and like to take a daily afternoon snooze.  Yesterday I'd diddled about in the stables for 45 mins, swept up, played with the dog, patted the other yearlings and still Deja Vu snoozed.  Paloma and Betty climbed over her (Paloma was more twinkle toed than Betty who nearly amputated her ears), still not a peep from Deja Vu.  OK at this point I started to think it would be bad taste to be photographing a dead (or at least in the throws of dying) yearling so despite my hatred of waking youngsters I went to check her...  I wish I'd photographed the look she gave me, it was distinctly unimpressed!!

Friday, 15 March 2013

And they just keep eating!!

January, February and March hay deliveries!!  25 tonnes eaten between the 12th of January and the 12th of March alone.  Weather grey and drizzly, grass missing in action, fields biscuit brown colour.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Numa Mangado

We were sad to hear that Arrayan's breeder Numa Mangado of Las Moras stud in Uruguay had lost his battle with cancer last week, our thoughts are with his family.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Chamfron Rufina Away

Ru has been delivered to her lovely new home with Lisa Nicoll today, settled in no bother and seemed happy with the neighbours!  Quick stop for a snack on the way home and we had to admire the wee birds who came begging for chips.

Monday, 4 March 2013

First field harrowed...

... and STILL not raining!!

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Out Hacking...

Still not raining!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Glorious Glorious Sunshine...

Catching up on a mound of jobs with this fantastic weather, potholes 95% done on the driveway, Arrayan and I have started fat camp and are hacking out and the majority of the broodmares are now unrugged.  Long may it last!