January 31, 2010

Just a quick hello...

...from the frozen north. We've been working through some frigid temperatures this week (-22 degrees yesterday morning, thankfully the winds were light), but we're hoping for a bit of a warm up soon...

However, the sun was shining yesterday and the ponies were enjoying the warmth by napping in the sunshine. Miss Lili sends her greetings (below):

In other news, we're happy to say that we recently received our year end award certificates from the WPCSA, and Miracle Lady Fiona (Mt. Ridge Yellow Jacket x Doncardeb Miss Sunny Ruby) is the 2009 WPCSA North Central Regional Champion Sec. A Filly. Fiona is our 4th homebred Regional Champion filly; previous winners were Miracle Lili Maiden in 2007, Miracle Penny's a Pip in 2004, and Miracle Maid to Order in 2003.

We were also happy to hear that Severn Buttons 'N Bows (Severn West Wind LOM x Alliance Designer Bow LOM) is the Reserve Champion Sec. A mare. :-) Fun news on a cold January day!

More updates to come--and hopefully some fresh photos to share!

January 18, 2010

Look Who's Been Visiting!!

At this time of year, it's fun looking at all of the tracks in the snow. We can pinpoint just who's been walking around the farm lately. . .

Deer. . . naturally :-) They think they live here. :-)

A Welsh Cob. . . oh yeah, he does live here. :-)

Wild rabbits . . . note the hole in the snow--there's one on each side of our driveway, with rabbit tracks in between. Looks like some-bunny has been burrowing into the snowbank. :-)

January 16, 2010

New Article!

We're happy to say that Samantha has an article in the current 2010 edition of Rabbits USA magazine ("What Breed is My Rabbit?" by Samantha Johnson), and Dan has a number of photos inside. Check it out!

January 12, 2010

Sleepy Princess Cadi

Here is a sleepy Princess Cadi (aka Miracle Minute Maid, 2008 Section A Welsh Mountain Pony filly) taking a nap in the January sunshine. . .

And here she is not taking a nap in the January sunshine. :-) We can't resist sharing these pictures, as we think she's pretty special. Actually, she thinks she's pretty special, too. :-)

January 10, 2010

Checking in. . .

Hello! It's nice to be posting again after a holiday hiatus from blogging. :-) Our weather has been very snowy (we have about 16" of snow at this point), and we've had a couple of extra-cold snaps, but things have moderated somewhat and they are actually predicting temps in the low 30s for this week, which is very good news. :-)

We've been busy working to meet several early January deadlines, so that's keeping everybody hopping. We have some exciting news to announce shortly, and lots of updates to post, so be sure to check back this week for more news. :-) We have new pictures to share, too.

In the meantime, here's a quick peek at a bit of winter: