Sunday, 26 December 2010

Happy Christmas Everyone :D

Merry Christmas to you all and a New Year filled with hope and prosperity :D

It's hard to be cross with the weather for long when it presents you with such specactular images. Getting to and from the field has been exhausting to say the least, but I've become adept at steering the car on icy roads and have gotten the hang of it all now, from all the extra layers of clothes to taking a hot flask, a shovel and a bucket of grit wherever I go!

The ponies are happier with the cold weather rather than relentless rain, that just drags us all down! This picture was taken after I'd decided Toffee needed to see the vet. He doesn't look too ill, does he? But what you can't see is that he'd been injured in his boy bits by an over rowdy game with Merlin, EEEK!!! I was given anti inflamitories and anti biotic sachets and yet another scary vet bill! Just as well we had the drugs though as the injury got a lot worse before it got better! He's fine now thankfully (if a little/lot overweight!)

This weather suits Merlin very well, or is it just the hot mashes that I make that he enjoys?

He's such a funny bunny and many people find it hard to believe that he's a stallion as he's just so mellow (although Toffee may have something to say on that score!).

I could watch him all day running around, having fun. He'd rather run and play than stand and eat which I think is due to his overactive mind and of course his extra hormones!

So the snow has given us our white Christmas and more conversation topics than normal. It's inconvenient, cold, dangerous and so magically marvellous that I still love it totally :D Plus it probably made Santa feel quite at home ;)


Bovey Belle said...

I'm glad you are managing in the snow. It has been so BITTERLY cold here and even the tidal Towy froze over at Carmarthen! Roll on spring!!!

Julia Kelly said...

Your Christmas looked beautiful! Thanks for sharing- here in Colorado we went on a 4 mile hike in our shirt sleeves ( almost) such a change from last year! Your ponies are beautiful-

Abi said...

Beautiful pictures! the ponies do look to be enjoying it. I hope you had a lovely Christmas.