Monday, 24 August 2009

The peedie* brat

We're having a cup of tea and then we're off on a rescue mission.

We have to rescue Teddy the Shetland pony. Not that he's being mistreated or anything, not by humans anyway.

He and Merlin are still with the neighbours where Merlin is covering their two Shetland mares. Ted, not having the appropriate equipment, is kind of left out and is spending his time on his own, looking a little forlorn.

So Mrs Pig "Farmer" approached June (our neighbour) this morning and before she could say anything, June came out with: "Oh that peedie brat, he won't let poor Teddy get anywhere near the mares."

So Ted is coming home this afternoon and already has a load of carrot tops and apple cores and peel (Sal's been making chutney) waiting for him. He can keep Little Kim company while Molly is over in Orphir getting it on with The Boss.

The peedie brat will be left to get his jollies for a while longer.

* Peedie - Orkney dialect for small.


I, Like The View said...

homemade chutney - delicious!

I used to make it with clear vinegar and white preserving sugar, so that the fruit and veg didn't become all brown and unidentifiable

lots of homegrown ingredients, presumably. . .


Ladybird World Mother said...

Peedie... love it. Will use that word today and see if anyone notices. Poor old Teddy. glad he can comfort eat on carrots and apples. Nothing like food to restore the spirit. :)

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I trust you are going to post some pictures of Merlin covering the mares - purely for educational purposes. How did you teach Merlin to perform his vital role...demonstration?