What an awesome day we had on Saturday. After the floods on Friday, l was in a bit of a panic as the water in Murdo's field had filled the whole bottom end from gate to muck pile!
A massive thanks to the Venture Scouts staying at Nethy Station, they rode my dodgy bicycles to and from the games field to help run the shenanigans on the Meadow.
It was non stop, the poor coo was exhausted from all his visiting fans! Poppy was out with brushes at the ready for all her pampering to be done.
The Meadow proved popular with a trip to Aldi getting us croquet set and baseball pitchers stand... so with putting, croquet, pitching, twister and giant Jenga there was plenty to do for folks of all ages 😉
l was useless on the photo front but honestly, it was non stop, go go go coo cuddling tours and all that meant l simply didn't get the photo opportunities so grabbed some when possible.
These were popular with the children at the Abernethy Highland Games.
Thanks to all those who donated, visited, showed interest and generally made us feel that it is all worthwhile. It won't be long before you can all visit without a hard hat whenever you like.
Today has shown what fun the Meadow is for games, not only weddings and events.
Well what a busy week. Getting ready for Saturday. Mowed the office lawn, the picnic point, the strip to the meadow. Felled the thistles in the paddock, the docks in the front paddock, the drive was cleared too. The farrier came and did Poppy's feet today. Murdo used his posh bucket as a pillow and its not round anymore. Doug came with his big mower and did the matrimonial meadow. So all that's left is to set up the crazy golf/croquet (if anyone can think of a name for basically croquet with golf clubs and balls in a a field with bumps and coo poos, though they will be be cleared) we have giant Jenga and mad Twister too. Poppy will be out for petting and there will be the opportunity to come and meet Murdo with tours of the castle and coo gates opened at points through the day 🙂 Had a giggle today to find the neighbouring cows had popped in for a visit... trying to find a farmer on Grantown show day was not easy but cows know where they belong and fence is fixed until the new strainer arrives 😉
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This is our neighbour, so make the most of a trip to Nethy Bridge. If you want to look around the Castle whilst visiting the Aukd Kirk, just PM us. Free visit if someone is available. Donations welcome!