Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal William

What's all this pish posh about a Royal Wedding? That's all that's on the News today. And since it is so in vogue, I think I shall update my nickername to something more trendy and ask to be referred to as "Wills".

The Windsor Greys were looking spectacularly clean!

These photos and more can be found at

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

It ain't easy finding green

Around here we wait for the grass to be in season with the same anticipation other people might wait for peaches or sweet corn. It's tough living in a climate where your favorite food is unavailable for almost 6 months of the year.

Finally the roadsides are showing enough green to be grazeable, and there the drainage has been good enough that I only sink a few inches.

We search and search for a good mouthful of grass.. and what's this?

I think I see a shadow! Those have been even more rare than grass.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Drainage Issues

While we are waiting for the fields and such to dry out, I've been taking my exercise along the roadside. It is straight, and level and provides excellent footing except for this one spot. Puddles are rather troublesome elements. From a distance, they reflect the clouds and the sky and appear to be a tear in the very fabric of reality through which a careless horse and rider might plunge to their deaths. A cautious horse will approach a puddle with care to ascertain it's actual depth and consistency.

See now, this amount of water will never dry up if allowed to sit here and muddle.

This water must be spread out on the road to dry.

What we need here is an experienced excavator like myself to deal with this properly.

Pptthhhh... What? Do I have some on my face?