Txiki has inherited her ears from her red head mother. Txiki’s mother is Alex, the little red cow who looks like a shaggy mountain pony – Alex is spending time with Carlos the Tiny. Both are Dexters. Txiki (Alex’s daughter) is a cross between a Dexter and a low line Angus, she looks like a shiny shaggy mountain pony, and when the light is right her ears have a fringe of red.
Tane was having a good day yesterday. But he will not go outside. It is too cold or his legs hurt too much. Either way he is still happy to beat up on Tima if it looks like she is getting a bigger share than he is.
They are almost grown out of the overturned fish tank house so today I am building them a straw hut. Bigger, roomier and airier with lots of deep straw.
Imagine them being so small they all fit in the cats house.
I am leaving them in the barn until I come back from Canada. So feeding time is easier for their minders. Plus there appears to be an awful lot of snow on the way in the next week (quite a bit this weekend ( 2-6″) and a forecast of 8-12″ next Friday which I do not believe, we never get that much snow down this way) but slogging down the back through snow drifts with water buckets three times a day is a bit too much of a work out.
Today I am going to have to force myself to the supermarket to stock up the store room. I hate going to town it is such a waste of my time!
Lady Astor has an extra set of teats!!
I hope you have a good day.