Every two months we receive an email from Exmoor National Park Tourism keeping us updated with the latest news. I thought you would love to see this extract showing a YouTube video of the Tides at Porlock Marsh
Sunday, November 1, 2015
At the end of October Rob and Len took part in a Hunter Trial at Pontispool Equestrian Centre, nr Taunton. It was a beautiful autumn day, which you can see by the colour of the tree in the background of the photo. They had a great time and now Jo our stable help who regularly exercises Len for Rob when he is away will be entering some dressage competitions over the winter.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
This October has been glorious, beautiful warm sunny days and we have been without rain for the majority of the month. I decided as the weather was so good I would do as many outside jobs as possible before the onset of rain and winter. I have therefore been out with the creosote brush. The front gate is looking very good and I have just finished the old chicken shed, which isn't used for chickens but storing all the garden seats for the winter. I will bring the seats out in the spring and then give the a coat of Cuprinol.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Monday, September 7, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
This year we have decided to plough up the three acre field as the grass in this field is not very good for making hay as it is the thick grassed variety. However we don't have a plough! I investigated the cost of a contractor to plough the field in the autumn, but because it is such a small area is would be expensive. So we decided to buy an old three furrow plough which Rob collected from Okehampton and brought back for Derek (my brother) to repair and update as he would be doing the ploughing. We were also given an old plough for spare parts.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
After removing a very large and overgrown Forsythia shrub which was growing in the corner and over one of the cottage kitchen windows, we now have to do repairs to the wall and painting. The plan is to finish this by Easter and I have purchased an interesting Hydrangea to go in the corner, one with green and cream leaves, so I hope it settles into it's new home.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Sadly last summer we lost Rob's horse Sparky with a very sudden colic attack and although he was rushed to Bristol for an operation which he came through, his stomach did not start working properly, so after three days we had to make a very sad decision.
This winter we have planted a very splendid 12ft Oak tree which we bought from a tree specialist near Taunton. We have planted it with his ashes at the end of a hedge line where we can see it every day. Sparky a once in a lifetime horse. xxx