Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
We count ourselves very fortunate to have been Merlin's caregivers for his last few months.
He was a grand gentleman who quickly learned that ours is a treat driven farm. Apples, cookies, warm mash twice a day , oh yes and a lovely girl to keep him company.
Merlin had a spinal cord injury that had left him partially disabled and though he was coping he was still living daily by grace.
A fortnight ago that all changed and Merlin was no longer able to get up at all. A decision was made to euthanize and despite knowing it was for the best I was still left in tears.
Merlin left us a lovely legacy. We are lucky to have 4 of his offspring and also his full sister Cherrington Sarah.
Never the less I still miss his deep bass Ba every time I open the treat box in the barn.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Vanessa, Phillip, Vasanti and I spent a lovely time exploring what truthfully has been called one of England's most beautiful castles..... Of course this summers foray back to England had to include some sheep.
These are black welsh mountain sheep, very handsome and looking a wee bit like our Foote and Grainney.
More pictures when I get a chance.......
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
There should be a rainbow... but if you look closely to the right of the first one is a second one ( almost hidden by the trees) here.
This is one of our back fields and part of the hay field as well. The hay is ready to be cut but the weather continues to be showery and well just plain English, while I hear from friends in England that the weather there is our normal hot and sultry June...
We need a week of dry warm weather to get the hay in so keep you fingers cross it will happen soon.
In the meantime, we are all adjusting to having Cherrington Merlin stay with us. He is a really good ram ( which is good since we have never had one here before) and has already picked up on when the treats are handed out. He is managing well and I am monitoring his condition carefully.
Monday, 22 June 2009
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
This is my favorite time of the year, everything is green and smells so wonderful, its a good time of the year to be born and for that we are waiting on our Gwinnie.
Gwinnie is currently eating like a barracuda.....everything in sight. Two other of our girls may also be pregnant or then again just fat, we will have to see.
Some of our whethers even look a wee bit in the family way... umm Jolly, with a bit of winter insulation?
Here are just some of our girls spa-ing in the sun.... are we happy?!
Everyone loves to go out and cut loose especially after the rough winter we have had....
well maybe not everyone!
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Thanks to some friends of ours who are members of the Percheron Horse Society, we were able to finally hitch and drive our Lady last Saturday. Lady hasn't been driven for the two years we have had her and who knows when before that, although I have been riding her.
Monday, 16 March 2009
1: I am a classically trained mezzo soprano with a long performance history mostly solo baroque aria work.
2: I love Gregorian chant and the mediaeval catholic church liturgy , you know bells, incense the whole works
3: Life gaol is to finish visiting the high spots along the pilgrims route across Europe, so far I have done Canterbury, Rome and twice to Jerusalem
4: I ride side saddle, its the equitation style I learned on.
5: PURPLE, love it especially purple silk velvet
6 I have made virtually all my major adult "life decisions" here at this place.
7: one of my favorite authors is Khalil Gibran
There hows that!
Friday, 20 February 2009
Of course all the costumes pictured here are complete down to the corsets and underpinning where required and yes I ride in a corset when in kit
Thats just a wee peek into my costume closet, maybe more later when I get some more pictures!
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
The boys don't look at all like that anymore, here are the boys now:
They are both silver greys and have lovely crimp and whew, all those spots have gone!
Esme's boys have an awesome temperament and run to us when they see us for hugs and scratches. My husband Al confesses that Cindread and Rose are his favorites while I just love our little Grainney who will curl up with me when I sit in their pen.
Alice's legacy here is very strong as she is the mother and grandmother of three of our most personable girls and a major influence for our white fleece line
This is our Kalwa Taure Minnie ( Reg#S16839) Alice's most mischievous daughter.
Minnie has it all great personality, a sense of humor, awesome fleece and a lovely daughter our Earendel Rose ( S # 26107) out of Cherrington Merlin
Rose is a treasure, friendly, hugable and true to her heritage with a good strong crimpy fleece.
The last one of Alice's family to reside here is her daughter Cherrington Jessie (S#10028).Jessie is a cream with beautiful crimp and handle to her fleece. I will have a picture of her up soon
Currently Minnie and Jessie are visiting Cherrington Merlin (Rose's dad) for a romantic winter break.
This is one of Brandy's Morrit baby's (Reg# S16844). Kalwa Taure Elly.
Like her mom she has a fine fleece though is a lighter Morrit
This is Brandy's last baby Earendel Grainney ( S26108), as black as the darkest night.
Grainney has no white hairs through her fleece and has inherited her moms softness and good crimp. Her first adult fleece is long and luxurious and holding great promise.
She is a little camera shy so we must try again for a more current picture. Grainney is a darling and would rather be hugged that eat. We also have Grainney's identical twin brother Foote.