We are back, in a bid to keep just one of my New Year resolutions , I have restarted my farm blog/news. To be fair , life has been incredibly busy and then I just seemed to have gotten out of the habit.
I only made two resolutions this year:
I have attached a photo of Surprise our Shetland pony, he never fails to make me smile (or shout) everyday, he is currently playing a game of surprise as I never actually know which field he is going to pop up in. Surprise is the only Shetland pony that we have now, we had four, unfortunately I had Briar Rose (an absolute darling) and Foxtrot (very handsome stallion) put to sleep in 2021, they were 33 and 31 respectively. Last year was little November Rose aged 28. Whilst it was very sad, they had had a good and long life, in fact Surprise is 27 which makes him about 78 in human years. I just hope that when I am 78, I can climb hedges and run like he does, he has the agility of a mountain goat. Although he has a couple of Exmoor ponies for company, He is missing November Rose and I wonder whether he is looking for her, or it could be that he gets fed up with Bramble and Bluebell (Mum and daughter) and needs to get away from them, when he wants some company again, he throws himself over the hedge back into their field.
The month of January is a planning month for us, all those jobs on the campsite that we leave until the New Year but there still plenty of time, February is an action month where we really need to start those jobs and make a dent in the list and March is blind panic month where we think that we will never be ready to open the doors in time for Easter.
It will be lovely to see guests again, I do miss everyone in the winter months although life on the farm is very busy with the daily routines of looking after the animals.
If you are someone who hasn’t been to us before and are thinking of coming to stay, give me a ring, I am very happy to answer any questions about the tents, farm and/or area.
Maddy, Adrian and The amazing Team at Boswarthen x