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Snow time fun at the Farm

Bella loves, loves, loves the snow.  She is a bit of a whirling dervish so difficult to photograph but here are Bella's basic snow rules:


1. Make sure you are going to be warm enough to stay out far longer than your human wants to be outside.

2. Run as much as you can so that there are no patches of un-settered snow, snow looks much better once…


Added by Elizabeth Ball on January 21, 2013 at 11:35am — 8 Comments

Bella is 3

Today Bella celebrated her 3rd birthday, the cake was a bit of a rushed affair this year and was somewhat limited by the cooking capabilities of our current living arrangements in a static caravan.  Bella will be getting a massive fat new bed when we move back into our house next month (if the builders ever finish).

Bella being a really good and patient girl,…


Added by Elizabeth Ball on September 15, 2012 at 3:35pm — 13 Comments

Setter Postage Stamps


Imagine my surprise when going through our post yesterday and I spotted that one envelope had been paid for with 4 x 13p postage stamps with Irish Setters on them.  According to my google-ing they were issued in 1979 as part of a British Dog series.

If anyone would like them for their memorabilia collections then I am more than happy to post them on as we already have them as First Day…


Added by Elizabeth Ball on December 20, 2011 at 11:46pm — 7 Comments

Cake Wars.... Bella is 2 too

I cannot compete with Raff's spectacular carrot cake in looks, Debbie your cake is amazing again. I bet mine smells worse though..... Liver cake, cream cheese, fish treats and ham. It's at times like these you realise how much you love your dog.


Waiting patiently..............…


Added by Elizabeth Ball on September 15, 2011 at 6:00am — 13 Comments

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Apologies for not posting our Seasons Greetings a little sooner it has, as ever, been manic but The Balls would like to wish you all the best for 2011. 


What a difference a year makes........Christmas 2009



and Christmas…


Added by Elizabeth Ball on January 1, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Bella's 1st birthday

Today is Bella's first birthday so in honour a Liver Cake was made, frosted with cream cheese, piped with salmon pate (bit of a mistake - lumps of salmon kept getting stuck in the nozzle) and lettered with finely sliced carrot. Whilst this was not up to the beauty that was Rafferty's cake (much kudos to Deb for an outstanding effort) it seemed to hit the spot for Bella and her best mate Rex who was invited round for lunch. The birthday buffet…


Added by Elizabeth Ball on September 15, 2010 at 10:16am — 18 Comments



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