..with her good friend Queenie Wineti. We tried to breed daisy twice this season but both times it did not take. Then it was too late in the season to try again. A cow is pregnant for nine months and then I will milk for at least 8 months, so it is best if she calves in the early spring. So I am going to wait so that I get her into a better breeding pattern. She and Queenie the little Hereford beef heifer will be bred in the early summer of next year. I am going to try and milk Daisy right through the winter if it does not get too too cold.
Queenie again. She is a lovely little cow, short and fat. I am going to breed her to the smallest bull I can find so that I build a tiny herd. I do not need a lot of meat but all my beef is grassfed. Pasture raised would be a better description as they are fattened on alfalfa/lucerne.
A while ago my friend Sara at Punkin’s Patch took a big box of mama’s wool and picked it and washed it and carded it and did some other things to it and now she has spun Mama’s grubby fleece into these skeins of beautiful soft wool. Yarn they call it here in America. Isn’t that glorious. She has boxed it and sent the wool to me in the post. Isn’t that the most fantastic thing. She has a great fondness for Mama. Thank you so much Sara. Mama thanks you too.
This is the wool in Sara’s garden.
Good morning. This morning is Our John’s birthday. He leaves the house at 5am for work so he gets up at 4am. By 4.30 am he had discovered that the coffee machine has broken down again, TonTon had skunked himself and the verandah, and the vest I bought him for his birthday present was too small. So he has gone to work holding his nose instead of a cup of coffee, leaving his present behind.
Oh dear. But the good news is that he has fixed the pump. I will be giving it a trial run with the cow very shortly. So cross your fingers.
Now I must run out the door. All the roosters are crowing and I have a stinky dog to deal with before milking. Never fear though -I bought the Skunk Off stuff. I am armed and ready!
Have a lovely day.