Tag Archives: horses

Spinning Day

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Tuesday is the new Spinning Day, as we now hold it in the Community room at the school. Janet made some very nice cake which went down well with the nine spinners in attendance and a new member joined the group. Norma had been on one of our spinning courses a few years ago, but […]

Hello again

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Well, it’s been a long time since I wrote anything. I’d like to try and write something at least a few times a week. We’ll see how I get on. The New Year has started wet and windy – much as the Old Year left us.  I did manage to get out for a ride […]

July – already!

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This year seems to be flying by. And the weeds seem to be growing far faster than last year! I’ve done a little weeding today and will do some more whilst I cook the dinner. I also need to poo-pick in the field. With four ponies now, it soon mounts up, even though two of […]

Spring is Finally Springing!

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The daffodils are out, the sun is out and I have been planting some Rosa Rugosa that a neighbour gave us. We have been swapping plants, labour and hardcore this week, plus they gave me a lovely meal. The gooseberries are pruned – well most of them. It should be easier to pick any that […]

What’s in the News

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Well, it’s been far too long since I posted anything! The Jacob waistcoat has gone to a new owner, who fitted it far better than I did. I will definitely make another though, adapting the pattern to fit me more. The fleece harvest numbered 22 this year. I’ve already passed a couple on to appreciative […]

Show Preparation

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Well, since March we’ve had 19 lambs out of 12 ewes, sheared 20 sheep, and now it’s time to get sheep and horses ready for the annual Sanday Show. I’m taking 12 sheep and both horses (the horse classes are a bit low on numbers this year, so I’ve entered both of them). Decided to […]

Sunday Ride

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Went for a short ride yesterday, as the sun was out and it felt warm enough not to wear a sleaved coat. I just tied the waterproof on to the back of the saddle (one of the delights of a western saddle) and set off. It was a bit colder than I’d anticipated, but I […]

First Footing

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Saddled up Barnaby and rode over to Jean’s this morning to bring in the New Year. After a coffee and a piece of rum and chocolate cake, we both rode to Gwen’s to ‘First foot’ her (another coffee). By the time I got back it was lunchtime, so I let Barnaby straight out into the […]

Down on the Farm

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A day of mucking out and dosing sheep. The cross byre – where the horses are stabled – needed a good mucking out, so Barnaby’s half got done today. I did this whilst waiting for F to come with her sheepdogs to help round up the sheep for worming etc. She is so good with […]