An interesting discussion at dinner:
Me: The dinner itself is the reason I am farming. The farming is a means to an end – the end being good clean delicious nutritious food. The good food and good dinners are the objective. The farming is the fuel. The farming is the means.
Alex: Food is the fuel that gives him the energy to go out farming. The food is the means. The end being the work. He loves the work. His objective is a good days work. The food is merely fuel. He would eat standing up and has no real interest in the taste as long as it has hot sauce.
Our John. (looking around) Where is John? Gone to bed after eating his dinner leaving us at the table to talk about it. The dinner, the work, no point in discussing it. That is John.
Did you see the new face in the line-up? That is Bobby Red. I bought him yesterday. He had been born by mistake on a feedlot. But he had a good Mum and she raised him before I bought him so he is lovely and healthy and caked in dried mud.
He is very, very friendly – and a good looking Hereford calf. I am not sure of his age – he is about 275 – 300 pounds at a guess. Herefords do very well on pasture so I nab them when I find them. He has horns though but they are too big to deal with now. But that is OK.
He was immediately called Bobby Red giving us the letter “R” for 2017. So any births this year will have a name that begins with R. 2016 was T. There is no rhyme nor reason to the lettering. Don’t even try. All beef animals are called Bobbys. All pork animals are called Plonkers.
Molly’s background has changed as well. Alex has begun to line the pig pen in pallets to cut down on the Easterly rushing into the farrowing pen, this also gives me a better background for my images. I have an unlimited supply of pallets so they will be popping up all over!.
We have sun in the forecast today – it will not be overly warm and there will be wind but there will also be sun. And all is forgiven if there is sun.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Day – Sunny. High 56F/13C. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.