Hello from the yard. I haven't spoken to anyone since I got back from my extended summer holidays with mum, which was ages ago! I did have an absolutely lovely time out all summer, grazing with mummy. Jodie and Sanza came too but they can be an awful bore sometimes. At the moment I'm spending most of my days alternating between Bob's Paddock and Crystal's. Keeps things interesting with varying views.
I'm making some new human friends and getting some of the good scratches. I got my feet done, which wasn't so bad because I always get a treat for being a good girl. I might have spooked just a little when someone walked up behind me but the farrier knows it wasn't my fault. I also saw the dentist and I didn't even have a cavity. Dental health is important!
This winter I'm spending it with mummy, Jodie, and Sanza. Although I'm not sharing with them - they are so boring and never want to play my games. It's probably because they are so old!
I'm currently planning lots of silly adventures and pranks I can pull on the humans over the winter period. Mummy beat me really well when she got herself trapped between the fence and the stable. I wanted to have a go too but the humans spotted me before I could and then they went and built another fence to stop me from getting by. Well, we will see how long it holds up, won't we?
I met an awesome lady this month who came up to give me and some of my friends here a Christmas present. It was odd because she didn't give me anything but by the time she'd finished petting me I felt all happy and relaxed. I've asked mummy if she can come again, and I hope that I will get another massage. I think I could take to being a pampered pony.
Sadly, my pampering isn't going to get going much in the next month with another lockdown. Honestly, it doesn't bother me too much, I spent most of my days with mummy anyway and we are in each other's household and Jodie and Sanza are in my bubble (although sometimes I wish I could burst it, they can be such old Fuddy-duddies!).
I will miss the attention though, and the cuddles. Hopefully, it won't be too long.
I do hope I see you all super soon!
Lots of love from your Favourite Mummy's girl.
“I'm adding Carrots to my Christmas list btw!".
- Darcey -
At this time of year, costs are higher overall and with the past year being what it was, we have very little in reserves to help cover out winter bills. This year we were on par in numbers with the years of the Equine Crisis and times when we held police and council contracts. Those numbers relate only to that of the animals needing help and the outgoing costs. We receive no statutory funding and are solely reliant on the generosity of people, businesses, and grant-giving bodies who support our work and the animals in need.
Every penny really does help, at the moment our carrots for the horses, ponies, rabbits, donkeys, and birds cost just fourteen pence a bag. Fourteen pence, that's it.
So when we say every penny, we truly mean that and we are truly thankful for every penny that everyone donates, for every tin of food delivered, for every share, and like and comment that can help share the word.
Please, Make a Donation if you can!
If you want to get stuff delivered to us you can get it posted direct to Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary, 26 Crosskennan Lane, Ballynoe, Antrim, BT41 2QY
Or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a drop off of donations!
Did you know you can send grocery deliveries to us too? Just let us know in advance, and you can do an ASDA, Tesco's, Sainsbury's Online delivery and get it dropped off at the sanctuary. We can make use of so much from your local supermarket, from fresh fruit and veg to frozen peas and sweetcorn, fresh chicken, ham, liver, washing up powder/tablets, dish soap, bleach, disinfectant, toilet rolls, dog food, cat food, birdseed... The list could go on forever!