This summer has been memorable, not least for our wonderful team of helpers. Will, Pepe, Jorge and Andy (plus Carles soon) all are amazing. Each of them has brought something interesting and a new perspective on life, which, when you are tied to the land as we are, brings the world to us. When each one of them left, I cried, the children rolled their eyes and said “Oh mum, not again!” It was like having another son each time…. who was polite. (Please take note biological offspring).
We have a lovely new horse called Charlie who has arrived at the yard. It took him just one day to associate me with ‘food’. Every horse that I help out with associates me with food so, as soon as they see me they see me I get ‘the stare’ and am made to feel guilty if I have nothing for them. Food provider is my main role with livestock, horses, family, friends and if you count the cream tea, holiday guests. I feel as if my whole life is spent shovelling food at animals or people.