Welcome to my New Forest National Park life - which I'd like to share with you!
I'm Christina and I'm passionate about living here in this beautiful area - did you guess?
My New Forest National Park life means I live inside a cattle grid (in a cottage not a cattle grid!).
I'm a New Forest Commoner which means my animal(s) roam outside my gate.
The animals you see aren't "wild" but are all owned by Commoners like me. We love and respect our animals and an awful lot of hard work, care and attention goes into keeping each and every one of them safe - it often feels like a huge uphill struggle - but it is worth it.
How sad! By the end of June 5 foals have now been killed by road traffic accidents!
A very short life I think you'd agree? Some were HIT AND RUN (there is a £5000 reward for info) accidents. This means the foal would have been left with its injury until someone (kind) came along and reported the accident. This can mean extended pain and suffering to the animals depending on the degree of injury.
Please do not stop by the roadside if you see a foal and its mum as it encourages them to the road and potential death!
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Please.........Slow down on our roads and add an extra 3 minutes to your journey.
Don't forget if you have an illegal BBQ just anywhere you fancy in the New Forest you risk poisoning a foal or it's mum or other wildlife or causing them burns. Also an area of heathland was lost the size of a couple of football pitches after an illegal BBQ! Please respect and take care too.
Please don't feed them by the roadside - it is where most of them get killed if motorists have encouraged them with titbits!
Please don't feed them at all - they always get enough food and can die a painful death from a "treat!"
Would you like a monthly Newsletter email from me? It will mainly cover the problems we have on our New Forest roads and other welfare issues for our commoning animals. However, any tales or issues I think you'd enjoy will also be included.
All my latest news is updated on my Blog.
You can also view the last 3 blogs I've published below the left hand Nav bars. Coloured links on all my pages will help you find your way around.
You can use the Custom Search boxes to also find pages even if you only remember what you read by one keyword.
Please enjoy my New Forest life photos (all copywritten) and recommendations with me, ready for your visit.
There is now a £5,000 reward for any information leading to the successful prosecution of a Hit and Run driver who kills one of our New Forest animals. Please contact the Verderers if you have info on my animal accidents blog
Urgent Road Safety Information for Visitors and More Importantly Locals!
Please watch this video. It explains just how carefully you need to drive on our New Forest roads and that the animals who roam freely have right of way - perhaps something you weren't aware of?
If you hit an animal and injure or kill it you must report it - ring 999. The police will contact the Agister for that area. It may run off after being hit - still report it as it may end up lying injured not far away and may die in agony.
New Forest National Park ponies on The Drift - always take care.
A New Forest National Park autumn scene - pigs out for Pannage in the woods
It's a wonderful way to get close to the history of this beautiful National Park.
Visit New Forest Family Tree Forum and post your questions to find out more of your family history during WW1 and WW2. Were your relatives stationed here during WW1 and WW2? My Family Tree Building Tips suggests ways to find out about your past. We have discovered in our family tree searches that we don't come from royal blood!
Our local Miss Pig after a cooling mud bath - she actually attended the local school fete on this day - without an invite!
New Forest National Park Important Safety Information
Animal and Road Safety Advice from the Police
"Remember that animals have the priority on the roads within the New Forest boundaries. Please drive to the road conditions, be mindful that animals can be concealed within hedges, behind trees etc and will walk out into the road without any notice despite your approach. Please keep your speed down and by doing so you will increase your chances of being able to avoid collisions". For more advice please read my Animal Accidents info.
At the moment, to live here I need to work to support this lifestyle.
When eventually silver surfer
status takes me over I know I can work from home and earn money from my
very own home business. It is and will be hard work but whether you are
mum who wants to work from home or a silver surfer looking for a great way to spend some retirement time - there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Now, you can learn how to Build Your Own Site. Why not put on the kettle and find out more? And at the moment there is a Special offer for you to try!
Now you can opt to pay monthly throughout the year - 2015 may just be your year!
Anyway, back to my favourite subject..............
I hope you enjoy visiting New Forest Life and that you explore and enjoy this beautiful area with me.
Finally, please do let me have feedback on how you feel about my New Forest Life website, and do tell me if there is anything you would like to see added to the site for your enjoyment. I hope you enjoy visiting the New Forest National Park with me, and that you take home many lovely memories too. Please Contact Me if you have any questions. Many Thanks.
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Get my up to date news, views and photos on what I've discovered, or want to share with you.
Find out where to go to discover pigs like these. I can tell you the best place to see pigs and other animals.
Please Contact me for any help.
Here's some really great news - you can now get your very own personalised Ordnance Survey map for any area of the UK you like.
This was kindly given to me recently. It shows the National Park on 1:50 000 scale and is my own personal copy with my website on.
A wonderful present for anyone