My sister, The Aunty (who is visiting from Israel) said she would buy half of a lovely red Angus/ Short horn heifer I have had my eye on, for our Aunty’s Day present to each other. And since it was impractical to bring home half a cow I bought the other half, then with John driving the red truck, we loaded her up and brought her home, my sister has named the heifer Aunty Anna – she is 7 months old – and a wonderful addition to my beef herd. My beef herd is such a collection of breeds!
Lady is still having trouble with her enormous udder but I have a feeling we are starting to win the battle. But a battle it is. She is giving a good amount of milk too and Bobby T is drinking well. The milk is clean but her skin is feeling the pressure of the swelling.
I have no idea whether Tahiti and Molly are pregnant. But after a month or so I am tempted to load them up and take them to the vet for an ultrasound.
I have begun to put together my hay making crew. By the end of this week and into next week we might have a good few days of abundant sunshine with light breezes, and not too hot, so it is possible that we can start cutting and get some hay into the barn. It does not feel like summer but we have to act like it is. With all these extra cow mouths to feed I need twice as much hay as last year.
The vegetables are at a stand still in the garden. Not enough sun so far this spring. But it will come. Yesterday afternoon was great though we have rain forecast for almost the whole week this week.
Naomi is such a beautiful cow. She will be pleased to have a friend her own size, though half her age. The Aunties! We have two now. Aunty Del and Aunty Anna. ! Laugh.
I hope you have a lovely day.