Today, I bought a croft.
It is called Liradale.
It is situate about 2.5 miles away from home, Thordale. We can ride over.
16.4 hectares (approximately 40 acres) of green meadow as well as hill pasture. The perfect combination with good fencing.
There is a hay park. A park is a field, in Shetland.
A little vegetable garden. Let’s not hold our breath on that one!
And a wonderful derelict croft house.
I am totally in love with the whole place.
The house is magical.
As completed today, Daisy and I went round in the pouring rain. Hetja and Brá will be moved there next week, once the rain storms are over. They will stay in the green pasture until they are near term and then they will come home to foal.
Efstur will be weaned. The time has come.
The Minions will go over to the hill a bit later on.
So, Daisy and I lugged wooden planks to block the entrance to the house. It is not a place for horses (or small curious Shetland ponies).
The house is amazing.
I have this huge desire to live there.
This would be the best long-room.
OH wants to call this croft East Thordale but it will remain Liradale, which is perfect for obvious reasons. It is just what we all need. I can see myself making S’mores in my sleeping bag with Storm trying to help! Roll on summer!