I particularly like this photograph of the sky reflected in the large puddle that forms in the centre of the yard in wet weather. It seems to express perfectly both the wonder and the inconvenience of inclement weather.
One more week to go of quarantine. No horses have developed symptoms and the infected horse continues to be well. It is a strange thing to be involved in such stringent quarantine practices when no horse is really ill - but I'm sure we are all happy to cooperate fully with the vet's recommendations.
Dee has another blood test on Monday to check that the small reading for antigens in her blood is her background reading, indicating that she probably has been in contact with strangles at some point in her life, but is unlikely to have ever actually suffered the disease herself.