We had a good old fashioned farming day yesterday. Mama and Mia were shifted into the rat house paddock, separated from the lambs now for a good while. Mia has gone for company and Mama because that naughty Meadow is still stealing a drink every now and then and Mama needs to be in tip top condition for the tupping.
Mama decided that she would rather be worked by a dog than a pig though, much to Sheila’s surprise.
Speaking of tupping. The steer who is not a bull but still reacts to a heifer coming into heat has demonstrated for us that Queenie is indeed a fertile girl. I thought this was a funny shot as Queenie looks profoundly under impressed.
Anyway this is excellent news as there was some question about whether Queenie could indeed become a mother having been a twin. This steer was very very attentive all yesterday so I am feeling positive about my little Hereford Heifer. Though she is too young to be breeding quite yet. Another year for her, she is only one. The Big Bobby will be off for his ride in the trailer on Tuesday. He is going in a little early as we might be short of feed for ruminants this year if it is a bad winter, and also a number of families are getting short of feed in their freezers. So off he goes.
He has to wait until Mama has been flushed on the good grass, and also he has to wait for his collar and he is sure that Laura is behind it all.
Good morning. As you can see I am back to the Purse Camera, she is such a dependable wee thing but it is not the same. But the D70 is once more out of commission. I am now on the third memory card for the D70 this month and still taking the new battery in and out to get it to connect and a shutter that only sometimes clicks. And of course the latest card has been corrupted two days after I bought it and is not loading now. However it could be worse and I think I am getting closer to a solution. I just hate to give up on dear old Camera.!
More boring is that I am no longer receiving any notifications from the weblog pages I visit. Not for days now. None at all. So I am relying on your comments to give me the web addresses to pop back and forth and visit. Over the next few days if the fates are kind I shall visit and unfollow and refollow. It is very odd and unsettling. As though WordPress has decided I am finished. So leave me a quick comment if you think it will help me locate you.
I will find you all again one way or the other.
I am a little late in posting this morning as the internet was down when I got up and so I had to do the milking and the chores first, then Sheila decided to take herself right down the back at walk time and I had to bribe her to follow me home by feeding her tiny bits of bread every time she caught up with me, on the long walk back which was kind of amusing.
The other good news is that the Tall Teen has finally got his own drivers license and not having to drive him to and from school has given me back two hours a day.. Phew.
Have a lovely day. And thank you for reading yesterday.. that was one of our special days!
There was not post on this day a year ago, but tomorrow’s is simply one of my favourites, I look forward to showing that one to you.