Four Years

Over at Leradale, I am holding onto Hetja while Daisy feeds the foals and Brá.

Afterwards, Hetja gets to “wash up” the empty buckets plus a large carrot for her patience and for not being pushy.  She is a good girl and perhaps realises that she does not need extra food.

When the foals have finished, Daisy holds Brá’s bucket for her because they think they should now have Mum’s food too.  It would not be good for the little ones.  They have Mare and Foal mix while Brá has a mixture of conditioning cubes, sugar beet and mix.  Different food for different needs.

Afterwards, I went down to see the Minions, to give them their statutory half carrot and to remind them it has been four years.

Four years since this blog post when the three original Minions came into my life.

(Storm perfecting his innocent waif look)

Of course, he instantly gave me his cheeky grin – probably worried the wind might change and he would be stuck looking pathetic!

Four eventful years!  These little boys have totally changed my life and me, inside – in a good way, I hope.   Seeing the Minions today, and giving them their daily hug/carrot is the best therapy after the past few days.

(Oh, Storm, why can’t you just be nice like everyone else?  Poor Waffle.)

8 thoughts on “Four Years

  1. Sam

    It does not seem like 4 years since the Minions arrived. Wow! Storm, like his name, wanders this way and that when it comes to manners. They won the jackpot when you came into their lives. Love Stom’s goofy face.

  2. Terri

    The thing about loss is that, despite overwhelming, choking, can-hardly-breathe, grief, one must get up in the morning and go on, because there are always others who need us. Some are already in our lives, and others have not yet come into it. The Minions would not be alive without your Tender Loving Care — enjoy their devotion. (Storm’s face says it all!)
    The care you give the Icelandic mares and their foals is another perfect example — each has different needs, and you are careful not to play favorites or neglect any one. Kudos!

  3. Rhonda Lane

    Four years! That cannot be. I clicked over to the first post about them. The Minions, formerly known as The Bebbies. They’re all big boys now, and it’s all thanks to you and your family.

  4. Trish

    Four years and a lifetime ago ….. the difference is incredible and all down to you. They are lucky to have ended up with you.

  5. diane in northern wis

    Thank you so much for sharing the story and amazing pictures of your rescue of the minions. Thank God you came into their lives. They look so beautiful today. You have such a wonderful way with all your horses and ponies and sheep and dogs and all your animals. Thank you for the wonderful blog. All the best to you Frances, and your family.

  6. Louise Stopford

    I think Terri had a wonderful way of “putting things” in the above comment. There are always others that need us, so that is a reason to carry on – and – who know what or who is around the corner!!?? Just loved the close up of Storm’s nose – I can almost smell it and would love so much to give it a kiss. The Minions look so happy and healthy. What a wonderful person you must be to give them all such a marvellous life.

  7. Judith Garbutt

    The Minnions were so lucky to find themselves in your care, Frances, and it’s lovely to see them thriving.


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