Gilfach Farm Livery and Holiday Cottage
 
 

Diary (End of November 2010)

The Weather

Like much of the rest of the country, we have suffered a very early extreme Winter experience this weekend, with heavy snow and subsequent sub-zero temperatures (-15 degrees last night). Brrrrr.

Horses

Ground conditions mean that all formal exercise is on-hold, as are any lessons, youngster training, etc. etc.  Thank goodness for the sand-turn outs that mean we can safely allow all the stabled horses a few hours to mooch around each day.  Poor Tez has succumbed to the cold and has a suspect virus (another vets bill on the way!).

The "Live-Outs" (Cherry, Timber, Zela, Floy, Bobby and Pandora) are enjoying a free run of almost half the farm, so they have shelter, grazing and stream water to drink - and are very happy with their lot.

Rufus

Very unexpectedly our beloved Clumber Spaniel, Rufus, passed away on Saturday morning.  He fell to sleep in Hugh's arms - very peaceful and dignified.  

Excuse my indulgence with the photo's on this page in his memory.  We miss him.  

 

Despite our sad time, we do hope to see you soon.

This page last updated by Sheila Macmillan on Friday, January 25, 2013

Rufus - learning to lead!

Rufus - learning to lead!

Rufus - the rogue! playing with a young Tez

Rufus - the rogue! playing with a young Tez

Rufus - and Hugh playing in the snow

Rufus - and Hugh playing in the snow

My favourite picture - Rufus (rhs) & Merlin enjoying their first ever proper snow experience!

My favourite picture - Rufus (rhs) & Merlin enjoying their first ever proper snow experience!

Rufus (& Candy) enjoying a cuddle with this years' crop of teenagers!

Rufus (& Candy) enjoying a cuddle with this years' crop of teenagers!

Rufus - wondering why...

Rufus - wondering why...

Rufus - and his canine friends, just the day before he left

Rufus - and his canine friends, just the day before he left

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