Teddy arrives for breakfast & dinner daily by our dining door.
I really don't know what to do about ansaphone messages sometimes. On Saturday we received a message and we didn't pick it up from our machine correctly so I couldn't get back to the people. Today, Monday 17th July, they came all the way from Auckland out to have a farm walk and rides without booking and we were inside having a staff meeting and obviously didn't hear them so they no doubt think we are a dead loss. They left another message without a contact number.
Please, if we don't reply to your phone call, ring again. Please do not come all the way to here without making an appointment as we can't help you without notice. I feel so sorry for these people but can't make it up to them as I don't know who they are. If you do, please let me know.
I hate letting people down.
Apart from the bad weather, it has been quite busy. The Clevedon Farmers Market was not a possibility last Sunday due to the horrendous rain. Hopefully we will get there next Sunday.
Please note our front page for details in pink of what is on that day. It is especially useful for you to know when we are going to the market. Just phone (09) 292-9231 if you want to know anything I can help you with.
Tiffany produced a lovely girl foal on 25th October. I hope you will come and see her. She can be a little skite roaring around the paddock at only weeks old bucking and carrying on for our notice. It was funny because Brittany, our granddaughter, went to get all the horses in and she came back to me and said "they won't come as they are all gathered around Tiffany and her foal". I said "foal, she is not due to have her foal for another month" but there she was without any human help bright as anything. Whew, what a relief. So being Brittany who found her we had to find a name starting with 'B' and so she is called Becky.
Rebecca Tasker and I have just made up a little show for people to see in the summer months. We have Merlin, fetching squeaky toys, Casper doing the Spanish walk, Jodi jumping through hoops, Tiffany and Becky - well I don't know what yet! - Star doing his usual on a stand and Dannyboy saluting. Sally the sheep may bounce a ball back - you never know! Whatever, they are having fun and I think you will enjoy the antics.
After 4 months of me not riding Bella she has commenced again like a real angel. Took her to Waitawa Regional Park and enjoyed the stunning views without having to think about my horse playing up so I guess now that she is 8 years old I can say she is properly 'broken in" - what horrible words. She is now gentled to a stage where we are a partnership.