January 21, 2008

Pony News from Miracle Welsh

We're excited to announce that the WPCSA (Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America) Regional High Score awards have recently been announced. Miracle Lili Maiden, (Mt. Ridge Yellow Jacket x Doncardeb Miss Sunny Ruby) 2006 palomino filly, is the Champion Section A Filly for the North Central Region, and Miracle A Certain Charm (Gallimaufry Jaguar x Severn Buttons 'N Bows) 2005 grey filly now in CA, is the Res. Champion Sec. A Filly for the South West Region. We're delighted that these two Miracle fillies did so well in the show ring in 2007.

In other pony news, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our 2008 foals. We are expecting two Section A Welsh Mountain Pony foals. Severn Ribbons 'N Lace (Severn West Wind LOM x Alliance Designer Bow LOM by *Synod Dicky Bow) is expecting a foal by Mt. Ridge Yellow Jacket (*Vardra Secret x *Lippens Queen Bee by Fronbach Canny Lad-- a Synod Hello son). This foal is due in May. In June we are expecting the first foal out of Miracle Maid to Order (Gallimaufry Jaguar x Heritage Hall's the Cat's Meow by Tanglewood Sundance). This foal is also sired by Yellow Jacket.

At the moment, we currently have four Welsh on our sales list... a Section C colt, a Section D mare, a yearling Section A colt, and a Half-Welsh hunter pony prospect. Take a peek at http://www.miraclewelsh.com and click on the sales list to see photos of them.

January 19, 2008

The Field Guide to Rabbits

We are very pleased to announce that Samantha's newest book, The Field Guide to Rabbits has just been released by Voyageur Press and is now available! Look for it at http://www.voyageurpress.com/ or on Amazon at this link: http://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-Rabbits-Samantha-Johnson/dp/0760331936/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200752895&sr=1-3 In addition, Daniel's photographs appear throughout the book.

More book news coming-- check back soon!

Winter on the Farm

It's cold.

Very, very cold.

Here on the farm this morning it was a brisk -20, with a wind chill that made it "feel like" it was -37 below zero. Consequently, no one is interested in being outside today... hence the blog updates. :-)

A few new photos for your viewing pleasure, courtesy of Dan... We had some surprise visitors in our crabapple tree a few mornings ago. These Pine Grosbeaks were a vivid spot of color in a world that is otherwise completely white.

In addition to the frigid temperatures, we've also been getting our fair share of new snow, including another six inches on Thursday. It is beautiful to look at, but it does make it harder to get around the farm for chores.

We'll close with a bit of winter verse, also courtesy of Dan...


I can see my breath
In the light from the porch
When I step outside
Into the
I can hear the snow
Squeak under my boots
As I walk to the barn
Into the
I can feel the burning
On my cheeks and it seems
To be Hot.
How can that be?
What is going on here?
How can the
make me feel
When it's not?

January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a happy and blessed New Year from all of us at Fox Hill Farm / Miracle Welsh!