Monday, October 27, 2008

white when washed

Smokey, he loves the mud. seriously, when he is washed he comes out white with a silver mane and tail.....which will now need to wait till next summer when its warm enough...

Friday, October 17, 2008

new wellie boots!!

whoohoo!! warm feet for the winter!!
I've treated myself to a new pair of Muckboots, neoprene lined comfy wellies, no more damp cold feet out doing the gardening or the horses. I sold a load of cross-stitch kits on e-bay to raise the money, I probably bought them off e-bay in the first place and I am not going to have time to do them.

Friday, October 10, 2008

on a comfy seat

here's Katie, wearing the saddle I sold my kayak to buy... its treeless and fits virtually any horse/pony. so far its been on Katie, Robbie, Smokey and Duke.
its a Barefoot Cheyenne, used with a Grandeur Saddle pad. it has a fiberglass form over the pommel and the rest of it is mostly padded foam, soooooooooooooo comfy.
it can make a real difference to the horse too, Duke in particular is a 20yr old thorougbred, dancing about on his toes and making his new owners nervous. I sat on him for about 5 seconds and decided his saddle was hurting his back(yes he was trying to politely tell them this, considering what he could have done!!), so I put my saddle on him and rode him and he turned into a different horse, quiet, responsive and kind. his owners have just ordered him a Barefoot after seeing him ridden in it a few times, good!!

Friday, October 03, 2008

autumn closing in

This is Ruaraidh, his mum Sally is starting a new blog called Ruaraidhstails. Sally has been a great facilitator for Permaculture in Scotland, organising courses and keeping tabs on us all.

this is a 'gone to flower' red lettuce, it makes for an attractive plant but is now bitter to eat, I give them to Bella(the guinea pig) who is staying while my mum is on holiday.
how different this red sprout looks to
this one which is in a different bed....the caterpillers liked this one!1
my pumpkin harvest!
and the forlorn empty greenhouse!! it's still to get its good clean out and most of the pots/trays will be washed in the bath and then go into my attic till spring when they are used again.
I have just had soup made with homegrown veg, potatoes, onions, turnip, parsnip, carrots and leeks. so that was good!!