Wednesday, 12 December 2007

In the Beginning!

Those of you who have followed our progress via our website over the years will be familiar with who we are, what we do and what we plan to do! I thought that starting a blog would be a great way of keeping everyone up to date with the happenings on the farm (as well as allowing me an outlet for random thoughts and ponderings while I spend many hours on foal watch in the spring!)

But as a brief introduction for anyone who happens upon this via Blogger and not through our own site, here's a bit about us...

We are relative newcomers to the world of breeding, having only foaled down our first mare in 2004, Chris however comes from a farming background and as played midwife to cows, sheep and pigs many a time - and I'm told there are many similarities! But then he said the same when our own children were born....

In 2008 we are expecting 12 foals of our own, as well as 3 of our liveries here who are also due to foal next season, meaning we will be expecting 15 babies on the farm next year! The Rollestone Maternity Unit will be a busy place next Spring!

Then there's our boys - rising 3 year old colts, Inde and Ghost who will be learning all about dummy mares next year and hopefully covering several of our mares between them.

And as if that wasn't enough to be getting on with for now we are also building a new stable yard complex, and will be putting in a large arena in the new year so lots of work ahead of us but it's all coming together slowly but surely which is good as it's been a long road this far!

Well that sets the scene - I will try and update regularly with news from the farm, and it'd be great to read comments or thoughts from other people about any of the posts I make.

Til next time...

2 comments:

Sel said...

Wishing you guys heaps of luck for your furure Rollestone plans x

Chris said...

sounds awesome all that you've planned and are doing at the moment! I'm so envious - I can't wait to get my own property and do something similar!