What a relief. A trip to see Rachel, who is actually only a few miles away as the crow flies, and we walked up the road to the farm. From the road I could see some ponies at a distance gathered around a big cattle feeder, but they all looked coloured. Then, as we turned into the farm itself, I spotted her little face through the bars with that distinctive blaze. I was so relieved. Numbers 1 and 2 are there too. Rachel introduced me to her owners and we had a chat about Betty who is apparently eight or nine years old. If I wanted to buy Lizzy I got the feeling it wouldn't be a problem. Oh for some land! Anyway, she's safe and will be with them over winter when they'll decide whether to turn her out on the moor again or sell her. I'll pop up again in a couple of months to see how they're getting on. Here are a couple more pictures of them:
Number 1 and Lizzy's bum
Lizzy and number 2
I'm so grateful to Rachel. Until a few days ago I didn't even know she wrote a blog, which is lovely incidentally! Given how close we are geographically, the difference in landscape is amazing: http://rachelriver.blogspot.co.uk/ . Do have a look.
Am feeling a lot less tearful having seen Lizzy which is a relief too! Here are some other pictures from the last few days:
All the beech leaves have gone on the edge of the moor
I've never seen this little boy before. He was with the new herd I saw last time with Numbers 5, 8 and 9. My heart leapt when I saw him from a distance with that Lizzy-like blaze.
From a distance the leaves on this lone tree looked a really fresh green colour....not sure if that's coming across in this picture but they were probably just yellow.
Number 5 and 8 with his mother yesterday
Six hills layered into the distance
Numbers 10 and 9 in the mist today
You can just see Snippet on the left....visibility not great today.
Thanks for all your supportive comments after the last post regarding Lizzy; we couldn't have had a much better outcome. Have a great weekend wherever you are. Until next time.....Snippet bouncing through the grass yesterday.