Oooh, I got such a treat in yesterdays post! I was really rather naughty after christmas, and spent my meagre savings on some artwork! I ordered 3 prints from some of my most favourite artists, and the first one arrived today. It is from Karen, and I am absolutely thrilled with it. I have long been coveting a piece of her work, and one day will be back for more. The owl print perhaps?
The other prints are coming from across the pond, and I will show you when they arrive. Now I have to frame them, but I had a good rummage at Proper Job, the local recycling centre, a couple of days ago, and came back with a bundle of old picture frames, all with good glass in them, just in need of a good clean. I can get new mounts cut, and use these. ( Mount cutting is something I have never got to grips with. I have a mount cutter of my own, but it STILL goes wonky, and I end up swearing at it )
The ground has been frozen solid for days, and Marlene and Piper are glad of their hay. Piper has a wonderful double coat that means she is completely unfazed by the weather. Even driving sleet seems not to penetrate it and she, alone of them all, stands out in the middle of the field in the worst of it. It must be her Highland blood. Marlene too has a thick woolly coat, but as rain is our usual fare down here in Devon, I tend to rug all the riding ponies in the winter. Time is always too short to stand them in and dry them off for hours before we can saddle them. This cold snap is unusual, though welcome. If it carries on for much longer, water may be a problem though.