Winter is always an odd one here. It starts getting dark at about 2pm and it is tempting to think “Well, that’s my day over”. Taking any halfway decent photos in the afternoon is difficult too. No light.
But everyone still needs to be checked whether it is daylight or not. Heads and legs to be counted as well as noseys to be kissed.
The Minions are currently being usefully employed for their eating skills and are residing in a friend’s field, eating it down for her. This is what they do best.
It is a big field so everyone tends to split up. Various factions.
They immediately came over when I announced our arrival, plus with waved a bag of carrots.
Carrots are a huge incentive for conversation.
Floss was today’s School Carrot Monitor (is there a badge for this, like Milk Monitor?)
And afterwards, she went round to talk to each pony because that’s what she likes to do.
It is very important that everyone is said hello to.
Albie loves having his bum scratched. He asked very politely.
No one was missed out – I may just have not managed to capture a photo. The light was quickly disappearing and my camera focus kept dropping out.
Anyway, it was nice to say hello to my dear little Minions.
So that’s how you check on a Minion. You have to go into the field, shovel a carrot in and kiss a nosey! Job done.