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New Year

Hello and a happy new year to you all. Well at least the 3 people who have admitted to read this, which has more to do with the large amount of money I pay them than an interestin my literary skills.
It has been a difficult time for all of us who have horses. I can not remember having been forced into such a layoff as we have had in the last couple of months.Mine had a very extended Christmas break which I am sure they enjoyed but was quite uncalled for as they had only been in work for 6 weeks. Much haylage later they are now back in work, but I think we have missed the boat as far as hunting is concerned and will have to do other horsey activites instead, I am trying to book a showjumping lesson for my hunter which could be a mistake as he has not seen a filler for 2 years. I will let you know when we are going to Hickstead!
As you know we have been very bust keeping up with the demand for haylage which is the inevitable result of the snow and ice. There were a couple of days when delivery seemed a forlorn hope but I think we managed to keep most people happy, despite the lorry falling into a ditch and taking a fence out on one occasion.
The haylage machine is now having to work very hard and the boys are keeping it going 7 days a week, we are not going to let it know about European working hours but will keep it happy with bribes of oil changes and regular bangs with a hammer which should suffice.
I have had my lorry resprayed, ( to cover the rust) in the Silvermoor colours so you may seeit out and about. I am hoping the 5 year old will be eventing this season so I hope she does not let us down. Craig Anderson will be riding her so I will keep you up to date with her progress ( no pressure Craig!)
I seemto have very little news this time but hoefully things will now pick up and there will be lots to report next time.
I have eaten a very large packet of jelly beans in the course of this report which has made me feel a bit sick as well as being a poor effort in the new years resolution.
Fiona

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