It is that time of year, when I spend my afternoon trying to find out where the silage is being cut.
I need to find the silage cutters and point them in the direction of my field(s) as soon as I can, before them move off to their next location.
A summer tradition for many of us.
My rented hay park supplies the vast majority of Thordale stud’s winter feed. It has been left empty for as long as possible and has been growing well all year. I always try to keep an eye on it.
Once located, and booked, I can breathe again, knowing that a good number of unchopped silage bales will be delivered to Thordale. We will have buns for tea and the horses will have food that will hopefully see them through the majority of the winter, once the grass has gone. It is not that long now – winter is coming.
I also spent the morning meeting a new Handsome Prince.
Meet Melliver Magnum.
A 6 year old standard registered and licensed bay and white Shetland pony stallion who belongs to Schiehallion Stud.
By Sam of Quimper
Out of Matlilda of Quimper
Anyhow, the most important part is that Magnum is a dude.
A nice boy who has the wow factor, while being utterly charming.
Some days, you meet a friend. Today was that day.