Friday, 30 June 2017

Eggsy's June

June 30th ~ the year is going so fast!

So what's been going on this month? Well too be honest it's been a difficult month. It started so nicely with a lovely visit from NurseMoreland and Eggsy even managed to behave nicely for the farrier, thank you Bronwyn for sponsoring his farrier work. 

But things went rather down hill from there:

Being British it's okay to moan about the weather right?

The heatwave kind of put the mockers on working with Eggsy which makes me feel bad, he needs to learn how to be well mannered, but golly it was too HOT for me and the horses.

Of course this being England sunshine is always followed by rain which brings about it's own set of problems, mainly MUD which makes negotiating the track down to the horses with their forage and water somewhat perilous! 

Forage ~ now that has been a sore point this month. Just about every bale of haylage opened has had some mould issues resulting in a lot of fodder being unusable. Plus to add insult to injury I swear the bales have been smaller.

I weigh my forage before feeding to make sure that Eggsy & Co get the right amount of food, don't want anyone going hungry here, so I do know when the 300 kilo bale is actually only a 240 kilo bale! Unfortunately I have no recourse to complaint as the forage supplier clearly states in their terms that bale sized may vary dependant on time of year. 

And while I'm being a Moaning Mrytle I might as well tell you all that the haylage has been horrid, a late cut with an almost straw like texture NOT what you expect for £50 a bale! Sadly it's difficult at this time of year as the new stuff isn't ready yet so it's often a case of put up and shut up or you upset your supplier which could lead to a whole new batch of problems.

To top that off feed prices have all gone up at the feed merchants and donations have been down, it costs £100 a month to feed Eggsy that's without his other expenses, and we're £40 short for June.

As if that's not enough to raise stress levels a certain Mr Eggsy Pony has started his escape plans again, seriously Eggsy's theme tune should be:

Don't really know what we're going to do about this, the electric fence energizer was replaced in December  maybe new batteries are called for we've had ours a while now but at this moment in time I truly hope not! 

Right that's enough of my moans, tomorrow sees the start of a new month and things ARE going to get better. They have to! 

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x

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