So, at home, there have been some divisions.
Iacs and Haakon were found to be terrible bullies over food. Not good and not to be tolerated.
Yes, bullies. You heard me, Iacs.
I don’t want my foals and yearlings to live with bullies and this kind of attitude so they were swiftly removed from the situation. Now Hjalti and Efstur live with Klængur, who is much nicer about everything.
Efstur and Hjalti have hard feed (for growing purposes only). Klængur is tied up and he can’t get their food.
He is very understanding and, as a reward, gets their equivalent ration of silage too. Flossie has promised to keep the weight off by exercising him frequently.
On the other side of the fence is the Shetland herd.
They do a very good job of keeping the fences clean.
There will be a reorganisation shortly due to fatness!
Newt has found his friends and his home – beside the septic tank.
Just the right height if you are 25 inches high.
Delia is always happy to keep an eye on Newt (he is often with her) and his character is slowly emerging – one of silent determination.
if you stand in his field, he will walk up to your knees and just gently press his head against you until you acknolwedlge his presence, ie nose kisseys and a hug. He really is a darling little chap.
Although, very small, Newt is special and, I feel, will come into his own this Spring.
Tor is doing her bit – always tidying up after the little ones. That is her job.
And, over in the distance, Tiddles has worked out there are many “private” piles of silage with his name on and, if he says nothing to no one, they will remain his own property! Sensible chap.
So, that is how it is at the moment here at Thordale.
All is calm. All is bright. No complaining apart from Haakon and Iacs who are now feeling picked upon!