Posie's Blog. Tales of island life on a hebridean hill farm

Posie's Blog. Tales of island life on a hebridean hill farm

Friday, 7 January 2011


Rain and gales lashing the farmhouse, a day for curling up at the fireside and hibernating in the peace and quiet now the last of the Hogmanay revellers have sailed away on the ferry.

The cows still need to be fed though and undeterred by the harsh winter weather youngest, dressed to kill, in full bling and fashion, was determined to go out on the trailer for her weekend ritual of feeding the highland cows. The happy farmer looked down at his youngest, her trendy new clothes from Christmas, hidden under a fashionable pink coat, topped off with a matching pink beret, pink leather boots, beads, bangles and several huge sparkly rings.

‘I really don’t know if you should go out in the trailer in that coat, have you not got an old jacket?’ he enquired.
Youngest raised her eyebrows and in an exasperated tone responded ‘Honestly dad you really do know nothing about fashion…’

A little while later the pink beret of the ‘fashion princess’ could be seen peeping over the hay bale on the trailer as the tractor made its way over the hill to the waiting herd.

11 comments:

jane said...

Happy New Year Posie - to you and yours xx

Jan said...

Girls, aren't they priceless?

Elizabethd said...

I can just imagine her! Sounds a bit like my very fashion conscious grandaughter.

mollygolver said...

I wonder who she was dressing up for?
:0)
Love your header picture Posie. We have had more snow AGAIN! Hope yours is better!

Frances said...

I agree with Mollyg. That header picture is one that my eyes just feast on. I have no view like that available to me, and so thank you for sharing yours.

Your portrait of Miss Pink Beret going out on a mission was wonderful.

Please...any chance of a follow up report of the return home?

Happy New Year Posie! xo

Fennie said...

And I wonder what the Highland cows thought of that? Happy New Year, Posie.

Good to see Caledonian Macbrayne going strong. That's a name from the past.

Posie said...

Jane, I do hope things are settling sown for you and you have had a better start to the New Year.
Jan....completely priceless!
Elizabeth - she just loves clothes and dressing up, and always has done, and she has such a lovely sense of style.
Molly- just the 'coos' and herself!! (so far...)
Frances she arrived home with a huge grin on that face, the rosiest pink cheeks, and lots of bits of hay stuck to her new jacket...
Fennie - Calmac...if only their fares were a bit cheaper....

bayou said...

Makes me smile, as you always do.

Pondside said...

I love both pictures, Rosie - the wonderful photo at the top and the delicious word picture of that pretty-in-pink girl out on the tractor.

elizabethm said...

Wonderful pictures, both the photo and in words!

Bluestocking Mum said...

Oooow, what I wouldn't give for a pink fashion princess.

Happy New Year to you and yours Posie xx