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Valley Farm Diary - July 2011

Another hectic month. The camping and caravanning site suddenly picked up momentum. It's wonderful...

...meeting so many different people from all over the world. We had quite a few Dutch visitors and one man from Norway on a bike who was cycling up to the Shetland Isles. Then, towards the end of the month, the Pony Camps began!

The first part of July was spent in training the summer Redcoats ready for Pony Camp season and ensuring all the equipment was located after it's winter hibernation. The chalets were all painted, cleaned, the picnic tables set out, curtains hung and before long we were under way again governed hourly by the bell for changeovers and roll calls. Darling Beauty the Shetland pony joined the team again for the summer, Silver is thrilled to have her friend back. Kelpie retired and moved to her new home which is quite exciting because her foal Unique is there too! Hibou returned to us after not doing so well in his retirement home and so is living it up on the marsh until we sort out the next step for him. Sailor came out of his winter retirement again to do his usual pony camp carriage driving lessons up and down the drive each week, although he now shares some of it with Fabrique.

Snow and Nimbus have been very busy at weekends pulling the wedding carriage and even did a school prom which was very eventful as one child dropped her mobile phone from the carriage into the road where it was run over. Surprisingly, it still worked when I retrieved it!

We've had a number of birthday parties with tea in the new Camargue Café and Fabrique doing his circus pony display. (Not in the Café I hasten to add!) Romeo is still in training to take over when Fabs retires from this, but at the moment he seems to still enjoy it although we don't do the lying down bit anymore because he says it's hard for his elderly legs now.

Silver attended the Ufford Rally again and lapped up the attention everyone gave her. This time she was also called upon to do a ring display and educated the children with her 'book' which explained all the things we have to do each day for her because she needs us to care for her and all her friends.

With all that action, the month seems to have gone by rather quickly.



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