The minute the ferry docked at Lerwick Harbour first thing on Sunday morning, we drove home, had a quick breakfast and then went out in the horsevan to move the Minions.
While I was away south, a friend had been looking to my little herd and I had been receiving regular updates, It was becoming increasingly evident that, though rather fat, the little guys needed to be quickly relocated. Their field consisted mostly of trodden down grass and poo.
So we moved them over to Lyradale – a large croft I bought last year.
It was two month’s early than last year (i only bought it in December).
We moved Silver, Storm, Tiddles, Fivla and Delia over to Lyradale whilst taking Lyra, Vitamin (her mother) and Waffle to another park.
The ponies may look fat but soon winter will get the weight off them.
Don’t worry about Waffle, Lyra and Vitamin – they all be reunited shortly.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Lambie has lost a horn and so is now covered in a delightful turquoise antibiotic spray. Before, he looked like someone had stabbed him in the head – blood everywhere.
Hopefully the spray will prevent any infection from his bloody little stump. I am sad. I was rather hoping Lambie could manage a bit more than 1/2 inch of horn but it is not to be.
Now I have finished my Oxford graduation photos, I decided I could enjoy some freedom and so I spent this afternoon showing a visitor the beauty of my Shetland.
I drove her around Shetland and while we nattered, we stopped occasionally to take photos.
I actually think Autumn is the most beautiful season in Shetland.