I've had a busy day today, and am quite disappointed that it is the evening already. This morning I went to visit the lovely Tara, who was a very sweet girl for me. She isn't smiling here as she was quite unsure about being in the yard for the first time. She was fine when I had my hands on her, but was more spooky when I stepped away. Tara is now in Zanny's big paddock and we had to go through Dolly's paddock, which now houses Lucy, and Lucy wanted to get as close to me as she could, which made Tara kick out and squeal. A bit scary really, because, although I had control of Tara's front end, her back legs could do a fair bit of damage to Lucy, and she is worth a lot of money.
Not only did Tara have to deal with Madam Lucy, she had to go past a burning bonfire, a ride-on mower and a large tractor, and I managed her fine, even though she was a bit alarmed. She is a perfect friend for me to work with. I gave her a good groom and lots of munchy treats. Look at that tummy! I hope she is cooking up a baby as lovely as Zanny's dear wee filly.
After all of that digging and scooping, I developed a headache, and instead of having my traditional lie down, I took Miss Dog for a prowl over at the local nature park.
I have a large collection of Christmas lilies, as I spread the seeds around every year.
Johnny has made one of his divine bacon and egg pies for tea. We're getting a dozen free range eggs from a friend each week, which is economical, but means we have to plan eggy meals more often than usual. I love the eggs because I personally know the hens, and they have an amazing, happy hen life in their own extensive grassy paddock.
Have a great week!