Half Term is nearing it's end, and sadly the children will have to return to school on Monday. It's been a busy week, with eldest daughter performing in the local pantomime. This is wonderful fun for her, but means that I have to sit up till late into the night in order to collect her after the performance has ended. As I am not a night owl, this is quite a chore! Still, it does mean that I have been working on 'Stook Deer', and it's very nearly finished. This one has two hares in it.
Middle daughter has spent the week getting to grips with her pony. We have finally found a replacement for Tishy, and are crossing our fingers that this is 'the one'! She is Squeak, a 12.1hh welsh pony, who is just the politest little mare I have ever handled. Unfortunately, I don't know much of her history, so we are taking things very slowly and getting to know her. Never-the-less, middle daughter is smitten!
Beetle and I took a stroll round the garden in the gaps between sleet showers this morning. My witch hazel is in full, glorious bloom, and I can see buds and new growth beginning to push through the ground. Spring is definately on it's way!
Edit: Squeak has a symbol clipped onto her quarters. It was suggested to me when I bought her that this was a warmblood brandmark that someone had decided to clip onto her, but it doesn't look like any I recognise. I thought it looked more like a japanese / kanji symbol, but if anyone recognises it , do let us know!