Monday, 10 May 2010


Another mad busy day - I spent a fair bit of time with the older stallion at work today who is bandaged up after an operation on a tendon sheath in his leg. The bandage was covered in fresh blood and it took me ages to find that the blood had actually come from one of his teeth as he had obviously been ripping at his dressing.

Our third foal arrived a couple of weeks ago and has been given the stable name of Alfie. He is another chestnut and absolutely gorgeous. We are now awaiting the last foal who will hopefully be born in a couple of weeks.

When I got home at lunchtime our electrician had arrived to continue work. It's been really handy having people in working whilst Neil has been away - it has meant that I have had dog sitters in most of the time and Tess appreciates not being on her own.

After that I had to go and get more bags of tile adhesive, which is proving to be nearly as expensive as the tiles. I drove to the local Bricomarche who didn't stock what I wanted so I had no choice but to go to our local builders merchant who seems to delight in ripping off all those of us who can't or don't want to drive into Limoges. I need to source a cheaper supplier before we continue on with the barn.

Then I had to go and feed my friends' stallion and mares and chickens.
My friends have headed down to Spain to try and find the sun - which did make quite a lovely unexpected appearance here today.

After that I had to help another friend move her three young colts from one field to another, which was about a four kilometre walk (she hadn't told me it was mostly uphill) and as she is a very tall dutch person it was quite a route march for me - a tubby short british person.

I finally got home and had to clear up after the electrician, water the veggies and flowers, cook some tea, feed the cats and dog, put the chickens and ducks to bed, have a shower and now I'm just about to go up to zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


  1. Yes that does sound like a busy day but enjoyable as well hopefully! :)

  2. One thing about country life...you don't need sleeping pills!

  3. Yes, I am a lucky girl :)

  4. A very busy day! I remember that the adhesive was about the same, if not more, than the tiles the last time we bought some in the UK.

  5. I never realised that it would be as expensive - oh well, it's got to be done.

  6. With animals around especially horses there is never time to rest! Can't put them in the garage and shut the door!! You sound as if you have more than your share of everything going on. Definately time Neil came back :-) Diane

  7. You really sound busy. But, I think you enjoy it alot even though you are really tired by the end of the day.:)

  8. Roz, your life sounds just as hectic as mine! And also loving every minute of it as well!


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