Dreamy summer evenings and sad goodbyes

Dappled evening sunshine - summer garden dreamsThis week  at Ednovean Farm we’ve swung from with the joy of dreamy summer evening spent in the garden and sad goodbyes to two of our Stallion Danilon’s young sons, who have gone out into the world to their new homes.

In the countryside this week I’ve watched the potato harvest in full flow, with clouds of dust rising from the mammoth farm machinery in the fields, as I’ve cantered with Danni along farm byways before settling back to walk on the tarmac roads again beside fields of ripening corn. The heady days of summer, accompanied by the skylark’s song.


Dreamy summer Evenings

Dreamy summer evening -deckchair amongst summer flowersWe have lingered in the garden this week well into the dusk as last golden rays have lent their magic to the evening with Spud cat preening himself on a handy vintage deck chair beside us. Occasionally Spud-cat stirs himself to prowl the lawn or to keep my company as I snap the garden for my monthly garden diary. The other night he was deeply disturbed to find a Echium  had collapsed on the lawn looking a little like a striking cobra to his fevered feline imagination but he bravely set out to investigate with every hair on his body standing on end for dramatic effect – never trust an Echium after all!

Sad goodbyes

We breed Spanish sports horse here at Ednovean Farm and two of Danni’s sons Archie and Bodkin, have gone to new homes. Handsome Bodkin has gone to Devon and elegant Archie is travelling to the Limousine region in France to hack through the Pine woods. We are delighted that both boys will be working with a well know Classical Dressage trainer but of course there is a little bit of us that will so miss part of our treasured, equine family. Now, the Pre (Pura Raza Espanola) Holstein warmblood youngstock have have moved up the queue to start training

So heady days of long summer evening’s; silky warm and all enveloping, stretching endlessly into the night and big changes for us with Danilon’s

White stallion sleeping in a ray of sunshine

Danilon Spanish Stallion

young stock going out into the world, that bring sad goodbyes here at Ednovean Farm this week.



About Christine Taylor

Christine has written a weekly blog about life at Ednovean Farm and interesting places to visit in West Cornwall for over ten years now, concentrating on those off the beaten track places that only the locals find. Charles and Christine Taylor have hosted Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Ednovean Farm Nr Penzance in West Cornwall since 1991 and live there with three cats and five horses, including a Spanish Stallion called Danni. Ednovean Farm has been awarded AA five star gold for Bed and breakfast and is included in The Michelin Guide and The Alastair Sawday Guide . The Farmhouse and gardens has been featured in BBC Homes and Antiques, Homes and Gardens. Period Living and 25 Beautiful Homes as well as being used as a film and photo shoot location.

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