Even in the depths of winter farmers long for moisture falling on the fields. We received a little shine from the heavens and should be grateful. But I am greedy. My fields and gardens even in their winter slumber are greedy. I wanted RAIN! Lots of rain.
But we did get a shower or two so I will be grateful for that. Hairy MacLairy has been telling me that this hole in the door had nothing to do with him at all and what am I going on about? We will look at that today Hairy. Our last warm day for a while.
TonTon doing the round up. Everyone is taking a lot of notice of the herding dog. Not.
Good morning. Queenie was in heat yesterday and has spent the last 24 hours mooing plaintively to the bull across the creek.
Daisy kicked only once during her milking yesterday. The difference in that cow in only three days of treatment is fantastic. Milking later in the day is so much more relaxed. John’s new job is to brush her while I milk. Her tests show improvements in both of the weak quarters. And her behaviour tells me that she is no longer feeling pain. Even though nothing full blown ever really presented itself, I knew there was something not right with this cow. So I can tentatively say that the Mastoblast (the homeopathic remedy) is proving to be an excellent find.
Mama is on a stricter diet for this pregnancy with no sign of the lameness that she is prone to. Soon I will start to add grain to her diet but only exactly what she requires. No spoiling her this time. Mia is also growing quite wide. Let’s hope she has no trouble this time.
So today we will finish up the last of the outside chores then hunker down for another spell of deep winter. But, that’s OK. My long silk underwear has arrived along with the silk thermal inners for my gloves. So I am ready this time. Bring it on, Old Man Winter!
Have a lovely day my darlings.