19 January 2018

16th January A Bit of a Scare!

Well, at least we now know that the Fire Brigade know where we are, that it takes them 20 minutes to get from South Molton and about 5 to get round the right-angle bends in our narrow lane! LOL Hopefully, this will be the only time we ever see a fire engine outside our house! I'll (maybe) not complain about the rain again... had the trees next door not been saturated that sparking 11,000 volt electric cable would have sent the lot up - possible our dairy and stables as well! HUGE thank you to the fire brigade and Western Power! (and I won't grumble about the churned-up lane, scraped banks and flattened snowdrops...) Also thank you to our 'guardian angels' (our resident ghost friends who keep an eye on the place) for nudging fate to send me up the lane to help get the playing-up naughty ponies & Donk in. I rely on hearing a lot more than my weak sight - so was instantly alert to an odd crackling sound - the overhead cable sparking!

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one rather large fire engine outside our dairy!
All well in the end thank goodness!


Sitting as a family before our cosy log fire .... candles lit, glass of red wine in hand, chicken and kebab take-away dinner consumed (also by candlelight), what more could we have wanted? Well maybe electricity! LOL
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20 November 2017

Autumnal Morning...

well, sunrise actually. In our Top Field (photos : my son-in-law I don't get up THAT early! )


... Sunrise

19th November 2017

14 November 2017

Somewhat Late Update


We have another horse - Pip. She came to use, needing a new home at the end of October. Lovely mare, very sweet temperered.

her stable name is Pip (registered name Wexford Schoolgirl)

a hack up the nearby bridlepath
overlooking Park Farm

earlier in the month we had to re-do a lot of fencing because of...

...This 'orrible lot!

The Donkey has been chewing Mr Mischief's tail... 

and for Remembernce Day,Kathy clipped a poppy into Lexie's rump

22 August 2017

A new meaning to 'leaning on the gate'....

Naughty Exmoor ponies : they leant on the gate....

 ...and we got a phone call from the 'neighbours' (over a mile away at the far end of the lane)
at 6.45 a.m ....

"Have you got two Exmoor ponies and a donkey...?"
"...Er ... yes..."
"Not any more *laugh* I've got them!"

So up the lane to retrieve them...

and walk them back down the lane...

then put them where they can't (huh!) get out until the broken gate is mended!

Naughty ponies - and donk! LOL

22nd August 2017

17 August 2017

The Brendon Show 2017

13th July 2017

A lovely day out on Exmoor for the Brendon Show - and we came back with one or two bits...

first - where to start?

Mr Mischief competing in the Working Hunter Pony (he came 3rd) but also won the ridden Mountain & Moorland and took the champion Moorland-bred Best Exmoor

and our trophies

(more pics asap)