This week we have had crias from Missy, a rather stunning dark brown female by Snowmass Incan King, Andromeda a cute little boy who's a 'sort of light fawn' by Snowmass Invincibly Elite xx and then today Ena, our spotty girl, had a rather gorgeous female by our own 'Mr Grey' - Meon Valley Ardingly. Ena very cleverly waited until a very heavy downpour had finished to produce her cria ... this one I had been really looking forward to - well what would an appaloosa produce from a grey ... see the picture below - I'm loving the result and will definitely be repeating that breeding!
Back to this afternoon's walk - well we got about 5 minutes way from the pub and an almightily rumble of thunder heralded a "shower" .. ..do we go on or do we go back??? A quick look at the sky and we decide to go on ... WRONG! Rain got heavier, and heavier and heavier, then hailstones, big ones, more thunder, lots of lighting - we tried to shelter under a hedge ... worked for a bit but then the rain which was now torrential came through! I peeped out to have a look at the sky and an enormous bolt of lightning came down about 100 yards away followed almost immediately by a huge clap of thunder - "Oh dear" I said!!! Actually, I said something else, but I know who reads this.... By now we were soaked and laughing hysterically - actually very funny but really rather scary, which of course makes it all the more funny- if you know what I mean. It took us about 25 minutes to walk home, lots more thunder - lots more laughter - sOOO much rain! As we walked up our drive the sun came out and the rain stopped ... I think they call that sods law? We stood outside the kitchen door still giggling about it all and as I was wringing my socks out a final enormous rumble of thunder that just went on and on directly over our heads heralded the end of the storm ...
|Andromeda and her new cria|
|Ardingly - the girls just love our "Mr Grey", Sabrina is the lucky one!|
|"Enigma" an Ardingly daughter - Ena a proud Mum|
|Akela - due in a few days, another Ardingly - what will it be???|
|Medusa - also due any day to Snowmass Invincibly Elite|
|Missy with her Snowmass Incan King daughter Marah|