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Young Starlings Bathing

I just love to watch these little guys bathing outside the kitchen window. I have to clean it out and refill it most days as they are so crazy in there.  As it gets hot for the bank holiday week end it is nice to see them cool off.

Togetherness & Pair Bonding

I think these photos tell a story of these two little Welsh Mountain, Section A ponies.  When we got Boris, I was urgently looking for a companion for him.  I was thrilled when a local lady approached me and asked if I was looking for another pony.  So Charlie joined us and he is perfect.  … Continue reading Togetherness & Pair Bonding

The Saul Junction

We enjoyed a pleasant Sunday at Saul Junction in Berkeley, Gloucestershire.  We ate a hearty breakfast at The Stables Cafe.  There are boat rides on the canal available from here up to Gloucestershire  and down to Sharpness Docks. Such a beautiful part of the Cotswolds. I used my Insta360ONE camera to capture a clip in 360- … Continue reading The Saul Junction

Boris’s first jumping session.

This was our first try out with Boris jumping. Maddy is a really confident rider. I was so happy to see him have a good ride. I hope we can continue with his training. You can click through here to go to my Youtube channel for more Boris videos. More on my You Tube

Dean Farm Sanctuary Open Days 2018

I just love this place, so worth a visit and so wonderful the work they go.

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Come and spend a day with our residents

A great day out for everyone, with over 100 rescued animals, woodland walks and activities.  We are a registered charity, all monies raised go towards giving our animals a safe home for life at Dean Farm Sanctuary.  9th June & 12th August. 10:30am-4:30pm both days.


 ADULTS £3.00 · UNDER 16’s £1.00 · UNDER 3’s Free

See more info HERE.

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Plastic verses Organic verses Pesticides

The topics for this blog are mixed up around  - Plastic reduction verses  Organic vegetables. This subject has been bugging me for a while now.  Being a gluten free vegan, I virtually live on vegetables. There are only two available  formulas at the moment 1 -Supermarkets supply Organic veg BUT it is wrapped in Plastic  … Continue reading Plastic verses Organic verses Pesticides

Parliament’s vote on the Brexit deal must include an option to remain in the EU.

Here's our chance to have a voice on Brexit, when we know what we are actually voting for. Vote Here Up to 88K signatures (100K needed) at time of writing, this, please sign and share out so we can get our chance to avoid this disaster of Brexit.