So the October..

..holidays are over and winter is definately in the air.  We have been posting lots of photos from the 4 day camp last week, the polocrosse day and from the showjumping day on Monday onto facebook so check them out.

And as October is nearly over we are making our final preparations for the horses to come in overnight.  Bethlehem has been power hosed with our new jetwash9000…

..we have lots of more things to get cleaned now.

The pot gully has been installed on the road side and the rain running down the road is now being directed into it and from their into a field drain.

On Monday week we had 8 cubic metres of concrete delivered and we filled in the stables in the main yard to make sure they are all level.  At the moment the stables are built around packed ground which acts as a soak away.  However this means that the ground isn’t very flat and the bumps make it harder to muck out. So this week we were 6 stables short as we wait for the concrete to go off.  We have managed to stable all but 2 of the horses overnight now that it’s November and winter has started for us.  There are two left in he field but..

We put a big rug order in for the ponies because the plan is to rug them all and leave them out.  si all the horses and oonies have 320gsm thick full neck winter rugs to keep them lovely and warm.  We now have a lovely road going down to the turbine house and so we can get hay dropped into feeders alongside the road so the ponies will be snug in their rugs and have lots of hay to eat and the road means that he field won’t get churned up delivery hay by tractor into the field.

On sunday we took the saturday helpers out showjumping to Howe.  There are loads of photos on our Instagram page.  Sadly my phone ran out of power so I didn’t get any photos of either of the teams.  Argh!

Bit I did get a photo of this…

..No its not a new way of mucking out the stables using a massive lorry mounted vacuum cleaner (although wouldn’t that be a good idea).  It a lorry pumping concrete into our stables to flatten.off the bases where we used to have beaten earth under the rubber mats.  Now we have a lovely flat surface and just in time for our winter regimen starting. All the horses have started coming into the stables at night so it’s lots of lovely hay net stuffing and mucking out during the day.

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So the October..

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