A week to go

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In a weeks time it will all nearly be over, think we are more or less organised for christmas, not a lot changes in our day to day life. It can't really with animals about.

Most days now are just a round of feeding, mucking out, turning out, bringing in etc etc etc. At least it will soon be the shortest day and hopefully  days will slowly get lighter for longer, its such a battle against time as I'm sure you all know, even with lights in stables its not the same as good old daylight.

The rain we have had in last 2 weeks although very much needed have made such a muddy mess everywhere, although actually in fields its still quite dry, just the gateways where the horses await their feeds that get stodged. You can set your watch by them all waiting, first thing I see each morning outside bedroom window are 4 of them waiting for breakfast !

We had a new livery arrive on Friday, Rolo is a proper chunky cob, he has gone in field with Dublin and Rosie, hopefully him and Dublin will pal up as Rosie is leaving at beginning of January to be closer to her owner, its fingers crossed that her lameness will go and she can be ridden again. The reason she came to us was because the vet had said give her some rest for a while to see if she became sound again. You wouldnt think there is much wrong with her the way she gallops across field for her food.

Worsenden Lottie our little foal is becoming a proper character, chunky and cheeky are good words to describe her, she takes no nonsense from any others, Liberty and LaKaisha are in with her and she makes sure she has a tub of food for herself without anyone trying to share.

Today we wormed 14 of the brood mares that are in yard together, I make sandwiches with the wormer, trying to feed each one separately can be fun. Richard helped me and we were attacked once they knew we had bread but managed to get them done without too much trouble.

There isn't too much else to report at moment, this time of year doesn't have much excitement I'm afraid. Nothing due to be born for a while, although a couple of mares could surprise us in March time I think, then there will be lots to report.

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