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Show Jump with Valley Farm Plank

Camel in the field with horses in the background

two shire horses trotting in the field



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Below you can read about all the things that we and the animals have got up to in the past.


Valley Farm Diary - October 2010

A very sad month for us this month. Our darling Teasel The Terrible Terrier passed away...

...She was nearly thirteen and fighting fit right up until the end, so it came as rather a shock. The house is so different without her to curl up on my lap in the evenings. However, the two labs Ben and Bodi are doing their best to fill the gap. Ben has now taken 'top dog' slot and has developed a fearful growl at anyone who steps on the gravel outside!

We had an interesting day out to Windsor with our Cavalry this month. The children all had some riding practice at Janet Rogers yard on her stunt horses and whilst they were busy doing this the dogs and I found some wonderful footpaths beside the Thames to wander along. Teasel even went for a short dip in the Thames!

Half Term was very busy with assorted events such as a Horse Agility, a visit from the horse dentist, Handy pony competitions, dog agility competitions and of course the annual Spooky Halloween Haunt through the woods in the dark. Needless to say the next day we collected assorted head torches, cloaks and miscellaneous items left dangling from the trees!

The driving ponies had a lovely trip out to do a birthday party not far from here one sunny afternoon. We drove Jackanory and Etoile to the venue and then took Jack out of harness to do the pony rides whilst Etoile transported all the children round in her cart. Both ponies had a wonderful time although the busting balloons made their legs a little wobbly to start with! However they thoroughly enjoyed the apples they were given to compensate for the fright!

I enjoyed a fun night out to collect a long service award from St. John Ambulance, how quickly time seems to fly, it wasn't long ago since the last one I'm sure. Am I really that old now?!

Towards the end of the month we entered the BALE (Best Alternative Land Enterprise) competition again. The results of this are not announced until January 2011 so we are keeping our fingers crossed until then.

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