Yesterday we worked extra fast in some terrible humid heat and now all the hay has been divided up and is stacked in neat rows in two barns. And then in the afternoon – it rained – poured down actually!
And we all felt smug because our hay was under cover. I hope I have enough -I always fret about hay.
Some great news – Little was caught on camera galloping across the fields like a real calf.
Completely out of focus but we will call it a Lesson in Movement – hard to believe the little fella was almost dead not long ago. The other calves across the way are also out in their field but not as boistorous as Little. But Little has Naomi to teach him to be wild.
The extra good news is that Lady Astor is pregnant though they have asked us to retest Aunty Del because her results were inconclusive.
John is not holding back about the fact that his cow is definitely pregnant and my Aunty Del might be a little bit pregnant or might not be – no-one is terribly sure we need to take another look.
Lots of good news. The last hay cut of the year is in the barn. The last batch of chickens are in the freezer. And now Josh is beginning to sow the first of the last of this years vegetables. But it is hot – summer is still here!
Even after working with my team to throw all the hay up, I am feeling less tired today. I think we are coming right.
I hope you have a lovely day
love your friend on the farm
Hurray for hay, and good news! xx
Good morning, Celi :)……..I have been awake all nite…the dreaded insomnia……..I will try to go to bed again soon. Happy the hay is all in..Yay! Love your header of the kitty…memories of Marmalade and all her fiesty babies and Nanny Boo….makes me smile!
Have a lovely day….and I shall sleep thru much of it 😦
Oh Nancy – insomnia is bloody awful – I will send you sweat dreams! much love c
Top sky picture calendar worthy, beautiful. All good and happy news today, long may it last. Enjoy your weekend 🙂 Laura
Oh Laura it is already September and I have not even begun to collect to calendar – I will open a file straight away! Thank you for the reminder.. c
Good news all the way today. Today 09/05, The bubble has gone from my eye and I can see clearly, though I may need a slight change to my reading glasses but not for a few more weeks.
That is stunning news, you must have lain very quietly as instructed.. good job grannymar! c
I played strictly by the rules, Celi, and it has proved worth it.
Good – i am glad!
keep on progressing!
Yay! Glad you got good news.
When things go well, your heart lightens and raises your spirits like a great glowing hot air balloon going up. Yes, you’re tired, yes, you’ve had innumerable worries about all the people and creatures under your care, yes, the rain has fallen without ceasing at exactly the wrong time, but the hay is in, the sick baby is gambolling in the fields, the sun is shining, and suddenly the world looks a whole lot sunnier! Good morning, Miss C, have a grand day, and sleep the sleep of the just at the end of it! xxxxx
Yes i slept so well last night – and today it is quiet – everyone is on stand down and I am just puttering about – lovely.. c
Lovely! The hay is in, all’s right with the world! Take a well earned Sunday rest.
Phew! You deserve a bit of extra summer too – it was a slow start this year 🙂
It was Slow you are right – I am hoping my new gardener keeps at it – we may get some more food out of that garden after all.. c
Good luck! 🙂
You must all be relieved that you got the hay in before it poured!
Gorgeous photos, especially the top one, with the sun breaking through the clouds.
Stunning pics, and too much good news is never enough. Hopefully your late summer will linger.
What a gorgeous light in the sky!
Hay under cover a huge relief. And congrats to the mother to be. Sounds like a lovely day
Good morning Ruth – yes and today we have one of those low cloud undemanding quiet days where everyone just sloughs about – wonderful.. c
News that you’ve slept, news that the day is more relaxed…these lift my heart which usually worries about you when you’re so tired and sleepless. Great news!!! Love, Gayle in Sac, CA
I just love this blog. I don’t comment often because you have so many to answer, but it is such a pleasure to read.
I do love to comment too, often I just don’t have the time But I hope that does not hold you back from commenting it is great to hear from you.. have a lovely day..c
Happy days, and a happy weekend to you all! Lovely news.
Morning Misky! I hope you have a grand weekend too! c
Splendid shot of the sky. 🙂
Wasn’t it amazing! c
Some kinds of fatigue feel so much better than others. I am delighted that Little is playing in the field. It does the heart good. And the hay is safe. Life is good. Have a wonderful weekend and maybe, just maybe, have a little down time. 🙂
I have had a litlle down time this morning just puttering about alone in the kitchen with a book reading itself to me – it was lovely indeed.. thank you c
There is a very special joy in watching the rain pour down AFTER the hay is in! Congratulations 🙂
Oh yes – and literally within hours.. drenching rain too.. we were so lucky that I had so many hands to help this time.. c
Wonderful photos!!!! Wonderful news that Little is enjoying life!
He and naomi are such a pair, I love watching Little follow her about.. c
So much good news! And a gorgeous sky to boot.
The sky was extraordinary last night it was a lucky shot! c
Such an uplifting blog with all the good news! And now, the update I promised on my CT scan. They found a pocket of infection in my incision scar and I went back to have it drained. Came up off that table feeling like a new woman. Food is tasting normal (and good) again for the first time in months. So am now eating 4 or 5 bites instead of the 1 at a time. Still a struggle and hurting, but things are definitely looking up!! Have a great holiday weekend and stay safe everyone.
Wow. Who knew a small pocket could cause such misery! So glad you are feeling much much better.
Oh I am so pleased Katy, it sounded awful and now lets hope you start putting on a little weight – can’t have you fading away! c
More good news! We’ll take all that we can get. Glad to hear you are feeling, and eating, better.
Little is obviously loving LIFE. You gave him a wonderful second chance Miss C. Your comment seems to imply that perhaps John feels especially personally involved somehow in Auntie’s pregnancy confirmation? You might remind him that gloating over this news will surely bring with it the need to involve him in greater roles with ‘his’ bovine family.
Lovely isn’t it.. but he like to putter about the periphery, muddling about in the farm when he feels like it not as though he has to.. c
I haven’t been posting – or ‘following’ my favorite blogs – this summer. I hadn’t planned it that way, but it seems the summer turned into The Summer of Cecile (to do a play-on-words from a Seinfield episode). I can see you’ve all been very, very busy. When I lasted check-in, it was the beginning of the growing season and the calves and chickens were new-born. Now all the chickens are in the freezer – and the calves are running around – especially ‘Little’!! You’ve all accomplished soooo much!! Bravo !!
I hope you are up and at ’em again Cecile.. sometimes life has another direction for us.. c
Cecile, when you said that about Seinfeld, immediately “The Summer of George” popped into my mind. Gayle.
A lovely happy post, you deserve a barnful of hay, some pregnant cows and gallopy calves. May you have an easier run-up to the cold season and not too much of that!
Oh yes, the cold – not looking forward to it but I am going to Melbourne in february to see my daughter so there will be a break for me – February is a cold month.. c
Yippee! Road trip! 😀 February is a good time to go–if you can get to and away from the airport!
I know – as usual I will book to go out to california the day before to give myself a little time up my sleeve.. then hop over to the antipodies..
What a wonderful day! And not too soon either; you really deserve it, and a lot more to follow also. It has been a tough summer, right from the beginning, so all this good news is uplifting. Your first photo is stunning and your last is another to raise the spirits. Hope you’re sending us some of that rain, we could really use it. Have a great day! ~ Mame 🙂
We are having the strangest of days today, just whispers of showers that you barely feel – odd rain now really.. c
All the stars have aligned for the Farmy in this last day of the hay season….That beautiful sky photo is just stunning C. It is now on my desktop!
Thank you – I love it when the photos I find take up residence in other peoples computers.. that is wonderful – thank you.. c
I’ll keep my fingers crossed for Aunty Del! Wouldn’t it be lovely to have two cows milking? Little looks amazing, loping across the field. Bet that feels good 😉
It does Pat. And Hugo made the banana pudding again last night! He is such a lad!.. c
Just keep John out of the wafers!
We are NOT hot here, but do need the heat to return! As you well know, it’s terribly hard to harvest in the rain…it just can’t be done.
Oh no – rain already – so it will be on its way here soon? we are cooling down considerably this coming week i think.. c
It should head your way, but it’s stalled over us…they say we are to even get cooler by the end of next week. 😦
same here.. c
Lovely to see the farmy is running all smoothly C. Hope you have been well.
🙂 Mandy xoxo
all such wonderful news! So happy for you all…especially for Little! Great news and love the image of his running! Cheers!
I hope Little continues in this vein but even this morning he was strong and happy – I remember that long week when he could not even stand.. he has come a long way that little calf.. c
So much WONDERFUL news!
I know – all at a turtle pace! c
How wonderful about your cow and calf! Very good news. What veggies does John sow this late? I’m curious….
John steps back from the gardens when he begins the six day weeks but we are resowing beans, courgettes, and sowing broccoli and cabbages again. Lettuce and radishes. probably more beets and turnips and carrots. c
Joy. Joy. Joy. Isn’t that feeling of satisfaction, knowing you did a job well, in time, just the best? Maybe smug, OK, just a little. But so much joy.
Yes Smug – I love that word.. c
Little is just very very happy because you gave him a second life…
Congrats for Auntie Del being pregnant.
What a stunning sun and clouds pic. Sun set? Just beautiful.
I am loving clouds too.. I often look up to the sky and this summer I’ve made tons of cloud photographs. In seconds they have changed, always looking great, sometimes really dramatic.
When you’re talking about “the last….” (three times) it is including that forbidden W word! No, it’s still summer, isn’t it?! – What kind of “last” veggies has Josh been sowing? Glad that you are such a great team and that you are working so well together!
ehm… Lady Astor.
Oh, Celi, I haven’t read the comments before, so you’ve already been answering my question concerning the gardens… 🙂
I’m a big fan of good news. Otherwise, no gah-news is good gah-news. – Gary Gnu
You are priceless!
Well, it’s not like John can actually take *credit* for Lady Astor being pregnant! Silly man!
Lots of wonderful news – you deserve it. So glad you are feeling less tired. And as for that first photo – left me breathless, it’s stunning!
Congratulations! getting the hay in, in the nick of time. That must be so satisfying.
Lovely to begin work reading that ‘many hands make light work’ is indeed oh so true! So many ticks today: bet you are counting them instead of sheep to fall asleep 🙂 !
The sight of Little as a blur made me so happy! Stores of hay is also a happy feeling. The pop-up rains have all missed us. We are so very dry!!
Pop – Up rains indeed.. they seem so random.. c
Now to get one to pop-up here and refresh the pasture! You should be in a good standing for fall?
Such a wonderful post….did you notice the heart within the heart on Aunty Del’s face….magnificent …….
For the longest time I didn’t know what “The Fellowship” was. Now I know it’s us and I’m one of it! Wheeeee!!! Love, Gayle
Haha: John and “his cow” I know there were days you’d have given her over totally to her cow whisperer. Beautiful sky pix. Yay for hay and Little! Poor Auntie Del, the sweet girl gets no peace. 😉