Wednesday, 26 December 2007
What a pleasant Christmas it has been so far: plenty of time to relax, fabulous food and the company of family and friends. It's just a pity that the beautiful frosty days couldn't last just a little longer; if we were never going to get snow then the least the weather could do was do stay dry!
Never the less, we managed to squeeze in a few lovely walks between the showers. There was even proper Christmas cake with all the trimmings for Mam, Dad and I during our stroll after checking the sheep today.
The girls were less fortunate having broken into the little food stash that I left and eaten everything: they had to make do with just hay. They were most miffed when I left without providing sheep nuts; even though they have no need for them at the moment.
Rosy, Rebecca and Rachel are now getting really quite tame and come running when they see me arrive in the Landie.
Rosy is getting a little bolshy however and even put her little hooves on my leg today in eagerness to reach the bucket that she had already emptied. Fox waited in the Landie rather impatiently.
Chris cooked up a wonderful Christmas dinner centering around a three bird roast of Guinea Fowl, Pheasant and Wood Pigeon. Delicious with roasties, plenty of seasonal veg and red wine gravy, mmmmm!
Fox managed to destroy both of his new toys during the course of the day, but seemed to very much enjoy the process!
It's so relaxing to think that there is still a week and a half of fun to go before back to work. If you call fencing fun...