We are having a brief respite today – a day “between weathers”, as it is known locally. Most of the flooding has subsided and the animals all seem fine, which is a huge relief. I did worry all night as the storm raged on, loudly and without mercy.
After sorting out the horses/sheep/dog at home, Daisy and I loaded up the car and drove over to see the Minions (my poor Mum-mobile, it probably never envisaged life as a farm car after its cosseted garage south-of-England life!)
The Minions were having a snooze so we laid out the hay in a sheltered spot and added some suprise carrots.
I tell myself that we let the horses and ponies get fat in the summer months for exactly this type of winter weather. Their fat-stores will keep them warm. The Minions all happily dug into the hay and didn’t seem worse for wear at all.
When we have the first weather-window, we will try to move them over to Leradale where there is better shelter, and their winter grass waiting.
Tomorrow, first thing or possibly Monday is looking hopeful. We will see. I always worry in storms. I just do.