Mojito packed his bags and headed up the motorway to Rowena today, loaded like a dream and travelled so quietly we wondered if we'd imagined loading him. An absolutely cracking youngster, I always felt he was the one to try and fill Betty's shoes and luckily for us Rowena agreed.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
The original set now has two more entrances and has been greatly expanded so we've experimented with different camera angles. I have another plan for the camera in February if we can get it where we want it, its just going to need a wee bit careful balancing...
Saturday, 24 January 2015
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
The damn fox has been at my chickens again and they are now confined to barracks. An extremely large and healthy fox had been seen by the vet facing up to the tups so we went on a walk around the fields to see if we could see it. We didn't but we did find a mound of pigeon feathers, an ex pheasant and a recently deceased heron. I didn't think much took on herons and I'm half expecting this mega fox to be found chewing on one of Arrayan's ears next.
I won't be walking the dogs tonight…!
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
A few nights ago I stumbled on the catalogue for the dispersal of Numa's Criollos in 2013 and included in the sale was Arrayan's dam Cimbra Carmave who I haven't seen a photo of before. There was also a lovely article about Numa's Criollos and how he felt he'd achieved a childhood dream of representing his country when he sold Arrayan to the UK.
Monday, 12 January 2015
I'd only just packed away my Christmas Rudolph hat when I was struck down sickly and rapidly developed my own rosey snout... and hacking cough and pathetic weakness. Work achieved so far in 2015... nowt, nil, nada, nothing at all. It's a poor effort.
Comfort Rats Sans Frontières (because "Rats Without Borders" is a naff name...) leapt into action, with a steady supply of strepsils, lemsips and coffee - all hot drinks were laced with vodka and rum so while I will recover I'm probably now an alcoholic.
Thursday, 8 January 2015
This photo pretty much sums up the week so far, five minute jobs taking all day. The tractor has conked out, it won't restart but in the process of trying we have lightly dented the bonnet of the Ranger, lightly banged Marks head and electrocuted him, lost a spanner in the mud and sworn quite a lot. On a more positive note we do have pretty rainbows...