These two new “friends” are getting on fine now which is a huge relief.
Every spring I use a Mars Coat King rake on BeAnne to strip off her heavy winter coat. It makes life easier for her and she is much happier too, once it is quickly done. I bought it years ago for our Bernese Mountain dog, Lotte, and nearly 20 years later it is still doing the job. A good investment.
Before (the creature from the deep)
(BeAnne has lost quite a lot of weight in the past few months. Eating is still an argument. I seem to have turned her into a “fussy feeder” and an old lady by indulging all her whims.)
I might do a bit more with the grooming rake as it gets hotter.
Meanwhile Monster sat outside and was glad it wasn’t him.
I spend most of my afternoons driving around the countryside checking the horses and ponies who are now located in two different places – about 8 miles apart.
I always notice the hill sheep as I drive past and they are busy producing beautiful little lambs.
I am trying hard not to fall in love with the darling pieces of wool.
This one is a very unusual tri-colour.
If I see a pretty lamb on my travels, I usually end up reversing the car and hanging out of the window to take a photo praying they won’t then move off.
Those (humans now) that have a peat bank in the hill are digging and meticulously stacking the peat bricks so they will dry in the spring sunshine and almost constant wind.
And this is how you do it.
En route to my next field, I saw a wonderful hillside of wild primroses.
It looks like scrambled egg from a distance.
So, while the earth is slowly warming up, nature is galloping along making up for lost time. I love this time of year.