Thursday, 10 September 2009

Spring at Talisman Farm

I took my camera with me doing my rounds this morning and here are a few of the photos I took ...
Bados - Grand old man
Cheeky Reilly
Paddy, Meg, Twinkle, Bree, Maude & Saffy
Do ya think he's a bit speshul?!
Hamish, handsome as ever
Paddy, 20 years old now (& with me for 18 of those years)
Still turning over garden beds - So far have planted sunflowers, basil, sugarsnaps, onions, rocket, mixed lettuces, garlic, spinach, sage, thyme and zucchini. This afternoon am going to find spot for blackcurrant bushes.

Reilly makes a new friend

My constant companion at the moment
Pretty Twinkle

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

And so breeding season begins ...

with the introduction of Hamish to Libby this morning. After a couple of weeks of staring longingly at each other from across a raceway with Hamish trying all his very best chat up lines it was time to introduce Hamish and Libby to each other formally. All went without a hitch and now the two love birds are inseparable. Very cute. Libby is in season and although I have not seen Hamish serve her, I am pretty sure that the deed has been done. We could very well have a rather early foal due next season! Finger's crossed - I am very excited about breeding a pony foal at last!
Grazing buddies
Hamish proud of his new girl
My handsome boy
And stopped on the way home to snap off a couple of photos of Robbie who has gained back a fair amount of the weight he lost during his journey home. He's such a dude, I am really loving having him home. His first mare is due shortly.

Is this my best side?
Or is this side my best side?
Another handsome boy