Back to the barn and it WAS a bad hair day, My fringe (bangs) went to hell in a handbasket and my hair frizzed like an Affro. Ursula’s white plastic sac was utilized again and I have a feeling it is going to get all worn out over the weeks to come. It’s never going to catch on in Paris but Ursula was dry !
The horses love this weather, thicker Winter coats are growing quickly and sleek shiney bodies are rapidly transforming into shaggy teddy bears. Once the puddles start to fill, mud appears and once mud appears Charm and Roman find the deepest dirtiest muddiest puddles and they roll, they roll again and just for good measure and to ensure the best possible job is done and they are as muddy and groaty as possible, they roll again…lovely !!! I think that it is time to break out the horse blankets, quickly!!!
Rodney the ram, Rodney “the man”, our Barbados black bellied ram was allowed to go and visit with his ladies. He has waited patiently….well, maybe not so patiently but electric fences are a wonderful invention and fortunately Rodney has a healthy respect for the ticking barrier. For the past weeks Rodney has spent a considerable amount of time with his head in the air, lip rolled back and a strangely intense look in his eyes. Rodney has been checking the air for any sign of hormones floating in the air. Like bees attracted to the smell of honey, our Rodney can spot a ewe that will say “yes” from 200 yards. In 5 months the results of his labours will be filling the lamb claiming pens.
Well, it is looking dreary out there, wall to wall clouds fill the sky but down at the barn everyone is waiting for breakfast…time to go. Take care, keep safe and dry. M