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Posted: Monday 28 December, 2009

by Rosemary at 11:29am in Anything goes No comments Add your own

It's just lovely here today. Although it's -7, it feels warmer because the sun is out, the sky is blue, there's not a cloud to spoil the view... Are you singing yet?

I'm off to walk the dogs now - I had a cup of beefy "Bovril" to keep me going. If I drink it, I don't have the desire to eat sweet things, like mince pies, Christmas cake, chocolate.

I'll throw the sheep some more hay as I go past; in the load we bought, there were two bales of Jimmy's "special" meadow hay and the sheep love it! It's very fine textured compared to the normal offering. All the girls have a rim of frost on their fleeces but seem quite content.

I put the horses out this morning - Smokey and his buddy, Wallace. It's difficult when it's so hard underfoot, but Smokey's unshod and that seems to improve his grip. There have been a couple of accidents at the stables over the last four years, one which resulted in a fatality, in this type of weather, but our boys aren't prone to racing around. They'll have a mutual groom, a roll, eat some snow and dig for a bit of grass. They won't be out late but a few hours makes all the difference to their wellbeing.

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