Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The new foal and a bit more of Sunday
Here is the little black Cob colt that was born on Saturday. I went out to see him at Tabby's yesterday and he looks a really nice little boy, a lot more filling out to do but a typical Barnon Beau Gambler foal. I just would have liked a filly!
We left early as the sun was rising on Sunday and here is a photo I took of the sun shining through the branches of the scarlet ash by the back gate.
Then we headed up through the mallee to Swan Reach and here is a photo of the river as we were going across on the ferry and the last photo is of the hotel on the other side of the river again taken from the ferry.
We drove up on all bitumen roads from Monarto to Sedan but came home on the dirt road to Mannum and I hadnt realised how much scrub and how few farm houses there seemed to be on the way back. This is all within a couple of hours or less of Adelaide. A lot of new country to me and I thought I had seen most of this area.
We are back to winter with a vengeance, cold windy and quite a lot of rain. If only it will stay wet until the end of September and then some nice sun for feed to grow, and no locust plague to wipe it all out!