Friday, January 30, 2009

an hour of weeding

my first snowdrop appears under the hedge
and my new gardening gloves get their first outing, they were a present at christmas
these leaves have been growing since last year, I haven't the faintest idea what it is. I did plant it but can't remember if it had a name or was a gifted 'bit'
closer to the centre, you can see the furry leaves
closer in still.....
thats the gloves officially part of the garden

Friday, January 23, 2009

thankyou to Laughing Orca Ranch

thankyou to Lisa of Laughing Orca Ranch for this 'award', it comes with this story
"This award is for those Bloggers who manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervade amongst different cultures and beliefs. The Blog contents inspire; strive to encourage and offer solutions. There is a clear purpose at the Blog; one that fosters a better understanding on Social, Political, Economic, the Arts, Cultures and Sciences and Beliefs. The Blog is refreshing and creative. The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking."

HOMEGROWN REVOLUTION - Radical Change Taking Root

here's some inspiration!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Abbey, the beginning of a journey

well its been a good week, getting to know the wee horsey. I've been playing natural horsemanship games, here I'm standing high up and she walked and trotted circles round me.
and squeezing through a tight space, when she gets used to this I'll put some wood in the middle for her to walk on.
and this is the first time I've been on board, we did some flexing and a wee walk with bend to a halt. she did really well with the rope being thrown over her head(to change direction)
and after some nice dinner, she's back out in the field in a cosy rug.
on the subject of rugs, when I bought her she had a ripped one on, so I got her a nice blue one(like the one I bought Katie) know the poor wee horse deserves a nice rug.......that lasted a week and she totally ripped the same place her old one was so she obviously does not do well with rugs!!! those two rugs are now off to a good repair(restoration jobs!!) and very kindly this one was given by my friend Liz- it was meant to be the spare but there it is! and thanks to Liz too for coming along and taking the photographs of me and Abbey.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

if you must buy yourself presents...

make it a big one!!

this is 'Kevic Abbeydale', Abbey is her daily name, she is a Welsh Cob, Section D, about 14hh and about 9years old. we became an official partnership yesterday and I'm still a bit emotional about it all! we'll be following the Natural Horsemanship path of Quantum Savvy and I'm looking foward to the journey.