Welcome to our new monthly blog! We’ll be keeping you updated on the goings on of day to day life on the farm, along with trek news and horse updates.
The first few days of 2015 treated us to clear skies and beautiful views of Africa. Throughout January the weather has been varied to say the least! We had a fair amount of snow fall on the farm and on the mountains above us. We’ve also had a few rainy and windy days where we needed to batten down the hatches to make sure we didn’t blow away!
We have said hello and goodbye to a number of horses during the last few months – the lovely Babs has gone into semi retirement and is now living with a long term fan near Orgiva. By all accounts she’s living the life of luxury, with a five star stable and regular outings.
Flamenco has just returned from his winter holidays and brought with him Filly, a four year old bay mare who will be joining us for the summer season.
Emma’s horse Trifle made the trip over from the UK in October and has been settling in very well. She has enjoyed her rides out so far and we’re hoping she will be a great lead horse. She is deeply in love with Terrano and whinnies for him constantly when they’re not together!
Flicka & Sanson have been enjoying a break down at Emma’s house, helping graze the olive terraces.
Our foster dogs are all behaving wonderfully, Sarah is currently looking after four fosters: Soli, Brook, Bill & Ted.
Soli has been with us since Easter 2014 but who has just found a new home and should be officially adopted by the end of February. Soli has become a firm favourite on the farm and although we will all miss him we’re very happy that his new home will be in Lanjaron so we can visit him!!
Brook is a beautiful young English setter who only arrived recently but has settled in very quickly. She’s very affectionate and loves attention – the only trouble is that her tail is so waggy that she keeps knocking things over!
Bill & Ted are brothers (who have excellent adventures by the way). They were very boisterous and excitable when they first arrived, but are learning quickly and have a lot of love to give. Whoever adopts them will be very lucky!
Sarah & Emma took five dogs and one cat to a Spay Day in Granada, organised by Valle Verde Animal Rescue. It was a noisy trip there and a very quiet trip back! The vet did an amazing job and all the animals recovered remarkably quickly. Take a look at the Valle Verde Facebook page for more information.
The geese and silkies have been enjoying the summer weather and have started laying eggs. We’re hoping to see some chicks soon! The chickens are still doing a great job of keeping us well stocked with their delicious eggs.
We have had quite a few day rides going out, with the calendar starting to fill up with more trekking for the rest of the year! We saw plenty of snow on our day ride to Canar, contrasted to warm sun and oranges on our ride to Orgiva! Plenty of variety to be had when riding in Spain, with something new to see every time.