|Posted by Jackie Tye on April 29, 2018 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Spring has crept up almost unnoticed and suddenly the grass is growing, and the flowers are beginning to bud. There is an array of colour, mostly yellow from the daffodils and Forsythia and blue from the pansies and forget me nots.
It was probably the worst winter for decades, snow in March killed many young buds, and there is a noticeable shortage on buds on the Camelia. Everything is trying to catch up. I’ve noticed Bumble Bees and wasps, and now it is warmer, mid...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jackie Tye on April 12, 2017 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
Despite a tremendous effort, New Life Horse Care Sanctuary did not win the People’s Project. This could have led us to feel defeated and disappointed, full of self pity and self doubt, however, we feel elated, optimistic and confident for the future of this charity, which is now one of the best in the UK. We received thousands of pounds worth of media exposure and training and have a huge following on social media, where we are posting regular updates and videos of the activities here...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jackie Tye on March 24, 2017 at 3:55 PM||comments (5)|
I’m sitting in the log cabin, watching out of the window. The signs of Spring are defiant against the inclement weather. The lone pheasant, a survivor of the pheasant shoot, flaps his wings. He wants a mate, but he will settle for seeds.
All is peaceful. I can see Dartmoor shrouded in white. There is a chill in the air, the east wind makes the foals look pitiful, pulling at my heart strings. They want to go into their warm stable, but soon they will be going back to the moo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jackie Tye on March 16, 2017 at 4:55 AM||comments (0)|
I’m not the bravest rider, I’m not the bravest person. I hate public speaking, I hate doing things that make me nervous, like driving to unknown destinations. And it would be lovely to be like those horsey people who happily get on a horse and gallop off, jumping big jumps all the way. I might have been able to do all of this when I was young, but at the age of 64, it’s not sensible, and that’s my excuse! I admit it, sometimes the thought of getting on Obe fills me wi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jackie Tye on March 6, 2017 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
March 7th Phew, the weather is dreadful! It’s a daily struggle with mud, and wet, dirty ponies. The trees here are just about still standing but I hope Pilgrim’s apple tree survives yet another storm. My cat Pipkin is so faithful, she accompanied me to check on the horses, which meant she braved the rain and wind. Bless her.
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