Those of you who have been following this blog for a LONG time might remember tiny Foal number 3 from the first lot of foals I followed back in 2012. He was born in March of that year and here he is back then with his mum:
He is the only remaining member of that herd. Most have gone for meat I imagine. So sad. I haven't dared ask what became of Lizzy and Betty. I know the farmers who owned them have got rid of their ponies because they're just not viable. Anyway, depressing thoughts aside, today I saw Foal number two who must be just two himself now, indulging in some Alan Bates and Oliver Reed style shenanigans with one of last year's colts.
Will he ever get any bigger? Probably not.
On Sunday, I saw a very big herd of yearlings with some mares and geldings in the rain and mist. SO nice to see so many of them together.
This afternoon I took Trigger down to spend the night with the Madams. The leading lady heard us coming:
As soon as Trig gets through the gate, he rolls and rolls:
What a mess:
A ewe and her lamb have taken up residence in the field but every time I go down there, the lamb looks keen to escape:
Caught in the act.
The Sparrows in the garden are incapable of eating with their mouths closed:
The Magpies are getting more brave but rarely dare to actually take any food; just looking.
I can't take too many Nuthatch pictures........in my opinion anyway!
You'll be inundated with Meadow Pipits too this summer I'm afraid. I like Kestor all blurry in the background of this one:
On Saturday we all went to our Tourettes group meeting in Exeter. It was a pretty poor show which is really sad. At first there were quite a few boys of OB's age there but they've gradually fallen away leaving a small core of young adults. I really fear for its survival.
Tomorrow I'm taking some card samples to a local shop in Chagford to see if they would be interested in stocking them and I really will get organised selling them here as well soon. It's just been so busy. So until next time, here are the dogs in our beautiful landscape - my sanity.