Monday, 20 April 2009

giddy with excitement

the last week has flown past in a blur of gazing at cricket, painting, arrival of boris and just keeping house....





this week looks as if it is set to be as busy so my posts may become less wordy and just be full of pictures - these can happily upload whilst i paint windows :)

but first a catch up is needed....

cricket continues to grow and grow which is not surprising as he is an only pup on rather a lot of nipples!





boris the boreray ram joined us last week and is settling in well - rodders is not too sure about the new stud on the block, but we do hope in time that they can live together without too much head butting - i will pop some pictures over at Sea House later ....

the ewes are all expanding sideways and spending most of the day laying down - not long to go....
the race to order, construct and kit out the lambing shed has begun - it will be a small miracle if we get it all done in time but we will have a jolly good go!

all doglets are well - miss mabel moo is obsessed with cricket - everytime he snuffles or squeaks she is there.... as soon as talulla leaves for a break mabel is in that bed gazing lovingly at the wee lad - she has given him a good sniff but dares not lick him just in case she gets told off by talulla :)





she looks so sweet, kind and protective over him but i am sure that it is just a smokescreen..... whta she actually see's is the opportunity to corrupt the poor lad at an early age and teach him to become a bandit just like her......

the ponies are enjoying the dry weather as they were wading through mud at various times over the winter....



the only downside to Spring is that the grass is so sweet and lush which can lead to a horrid condition called laminitis - we are restricting their time out in the large field - much to their disgust


as for us?
we are totally knackered at the end of each day and yet we both look at the progress on the house and wonder just what we have been doing - all the little jobs seem to take so long - especially painting windows which i now realise is the worst job ever




we are slowly getting there and we have such a wonderful deadline to work to....
my gorgeous parents are coming to stay next month and i cannot tell you how excited i am - stephen keeps looking at me with horror when i speak about it as i seem to suddenly turn in to a four year old with a squeaky voice and a spring in my step!




i cannot remember a time when i had both my parents totally to myself, not having to share them with siblings or extended family

i may just lock them in and not let them leave..............

anyhoo - back to the painting i must go

more soon

t x

14 comments:

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi Tracy

Cricket looks massive in those photos. He surely can't be a whippet!!

How exciting for you to have your parents to stay and not have to share them!! I'm sure they can't wait either.

Keep up the good work.

Sue xx

Katie twinkles said...

I'd like Cricket please. Can I buy him x

April said...

your wonderful descriptions of your life and your animals are so vivid. I am a huge admirer of you for all the things that you seem to be able to turn your hand to.

Cricket is a joy and "Auntie" Mabel seems to be just as adoring as Mummy Tallula!

April xx

Rubyred said...

Loving the photos of your lovely boy Cricket and I can't believe how much he's grown already!
Rachel x

Cathy said...

He's so cute. The markings on his face are beautiful. It's fun watching him grow.

Henry the Leaphound said...

Crickets' grown so much! Enjoy him while is is so small, I realised Badger wasn't going to stay that gorgeous little sweet thing forever and I made sure I relished every moment of him being the cutest pup around - apart from the horrid puppy teeth biting phase he went through when he was at his absolute cutest!

benshort said...

Hi,

How have your cats taken to the new arrival?

Ben

mollycupcakes said...

Hello Tracy,

How wonderful to have your Mummy and Daddy coming to stay. They are going to have such a fabulous time they might not want to leave. I bet they are counting down the days until their arrival, i know i would be.
It is lovely to see your new home coming together and soon even more new life at Sea house. I'm wishing you both all the luck in the world with the new lambs honey.
Can't wait to see their little faces.

As for that gorgeous little lad Cricket, can he get anymore sweeter? we're just loving watching him grow. Thanks for posting all the amazing pictures. The cupcakes are so pleased each time there is a new one of him.

Ben was tasting me about flying up to look at that croft, i told him I'd start up my baking cupcake business if we moved as well as Mollycupcakes, what do you think?

Much love,

Catherine x

Oast Farm said...

How exciting to have your parents to stay, I too get more excited than i should at my age when i am going to see mine.Enjoy it, and i hope you enjoy showing off your home to your special visitors.
x

acrossthepond said...

I am amazed at how big Cricket has grown already. His markings are lovely and how sweet of Miss Mabel.

Enjoy being an only child whilst your parents visit.

Helen Cox said...

I love your pictures of the dogs and the horses....they are so cute. Animals are a big love for me.

tracysmum said...

Oh, our darling little girl,we love you so much,you are such a joy and my greatest gift.
Mummy.xxx
see you 12 days.
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Poshyarns said...

He seems to have grown so much already, so adorable though. I hope you have a lovely time with your parents.

lynnie said...

love the new header tracy.keep the cricket saga coming he brightens our day lynnie