A farmers toast!

Let the wealthy and great, Roll in splendour and state, I envy them not i declare it, I eat my own lamb, My chickens and ham, I shear my own fleece and i wear it, I have lawns,I have bowers, I have fruits,I have flowers, The lark is my morning alarmer, So joyful boy's now, Here's god speed the plough, Long life and success to the farmer!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

He had us fooled .

April 1st Well he fooled us into thinking he was much better, then sneaked off to the place with no fences the minute we turned our backs. TTFN monty i'm sure you'll be waiting at the pearly gates, Which of course you will be sagging in the middle like all ours. xx

When he first arrived i thought "what the hell have i done". At 4 monthes he was all bottom lip and back legs and no evidence of a single brain cell!

As the years passed we learnt this wasn't the case at all, his dopey appearance hid the cunning of a fox and a brain like einstein and a sense of humour [yes thats right ] and i was the butt of most of his jokes..

There wasn't a field or stable which would hold him and electic fences pah bring 'em on .

I've got loads of bent posts and i've watched him albeit without him knowing place his hoof carefully at the bottom of the plastic pole and bend it to the ground so the wire is grounded then then he'd pick up his skirts [if he wore them] and daintly step over...

Also this january when all was frozen including the new pond, i went out to check him and his footprints led across the ice to a monty shaped hole in the middle !!!! I was alone and frantic thinking he was under the ice i couldn't see him so i ran all around the fields, crying and calling his name it's not easy finding a black and white horse when everything is monochrome he didnt reply because he was hiding behind a tree sniggering into his tash!!! Arrgghhhhhhhh he's been a pain and cost me a fortune but boy will we miss him .


  1. So sorry the old b****er has gone. I got to be very fond of him in a cyber kind of way.
    Hugs to you all.


  2. So sorry to hear he's trotted off this mortal coil. He certainly was a real character and I know you'll have lots of good Monty memories.

    Plant a tree in his memory perhaps....

  3. Bodran,I think there is something really sad about a horse dying. I guess they are usually around for so long. He was such a rascal,I'm sure you will miss him dreadfully, but have fun memories to look back on. x

  4. Bodran, Nell all of you I am so sorry to read this - I laughed at him making you panic in January I would have too! His will be big shoes to fill! HUGE HUGS from all of us here XXXXXXX

  5. Oh dear Bodran! I am so sorry to hear that he has gone, so so sorry! I thought of your stories with him all the way back after our great meeting and only knew because Mountanear told me now that you lost your lovely horse. Losing our animals is tragic but losing a horse is - so I think - a real tragedy. May I give you a big and long hug. If I lose one of my horses, it will have a memorial stone in the garden, as the Victorians did.

  6. We'll miss him too . . . so very very sorry . . .

  7. Oh no, not that beautiful daft horse....truly I'm gutted. :(