And she was kind enough to bring her mother.
Miss A and her brother Mr N are the stars of the family blog ‘Our family Food Adventures’ they eat, love and play, eating and playing through country after country of food. Mr N had a field trip with school so Miss A came on a field trip to the Kitchens Garden Farmy. Her beautiful mother is a marvellous cook and one of the Fellowship (we will be seeing the view from her back door step shortly). Actually they got a little bit lost on the way and ended up in a local town. When Miss A’s mother called on her cell phone I said – no worries, find the post office, go in and introduce yourself and say you are looking for Celi, the Post-Mistress is one of the original members of the Fellowship of the Farmy. So she found her (it really is a very, very small town) and the Post-Mistress drew her a wee map to my house and sent them on their way with smiles and directions. (I think the fellowship needs a secret handshake!!) And we had the most charming day. In fact I will let the pictures speak because it appears that this child is some kind of animal magnet. They loved her. Which gave her mother and I plenty of time to catch up.
And the sheep who would not leave her alone was Minty. Minty was thrilled to meet her.
Good morning. Wasn’t that a lovely interlude. It was great to have visitors and to sit down under the cherry trees and just relax for a while with some intelligent company.
Now to Daisy and Queenie. It is time for them to be bred. We do this using Artificial Insemination (AI) it is quite simple and painless but first we need to have both cows ready to be bred on the same day. For this they need a series of three hormone injections. Yesterday after the visitors had left I got a call from The Breeder that the injections for both cows had arrived and needed to be given last night. The problem was we were just getting on our pretty clothes to go the the High School graduation of The Tall Teenager.
So off we went to the Graduation, then dinner and present giving. The Tall Teenager was all smiles and relief, full of plans. He is going into the Army in late July.
After the celebrations we came home, changed back into farm clothes then brought the cows in one by one and gave them their shots. All going well The Breeders daughter The Lady Vet will come across on June 2nd and breed them for us. Fingers crossed it works this time. Daisy as usual started kicking and bawling and carrying on at the sight of the needle and Queenie stood like a rock and barely flinched. John said we should be milking Queenie!
I hope you are all having a lovely day. It will be quieter today that’s for sure. But quite chilly again. I hope summer comes back soon.
your friend, celi