The new calf is going to be called Roxanne but we will call her Roxie. She is so sprightly and fun. I think she will be a perfect Roxie. Thank you so much for all the suggestions both in The Lounge and on the Insty.
Yesterday the cow mothers were out getting a little green in their diet. At least I hope they will all be mothers. I did get one good boot from Lady Astors calf yesterday and her udder is finally moving. She has one month to go. She is allowed a few hours a day on the green grass. I am trying to keep her off the rich feed so as not to push her udder this time. Last year her udder got way, way too big. It was terrifying and took a lot of work to get back in order.
Maybe this calf will not be so late. I don’t think it will be as big anyway.
The piglets had a good day yesterday. They are almost always sleeping half in and half out of their creep. There is a big heavy bar above the door so they are perfectly safe there. These piglets seem slower than other litters I have had. They sleep more and they sleep deeply. They have full tummies though. And they are sleeping in their warm room. Maybe today they will start waking up.
It looks like we might have a magnolia year this year, the flowers are just getting ready to burst open. A summer that begins with a burst of bright yellow magnolia blooms will surely be a good one.
We had massive stormy downpours last night. Piles of rain. I think the seedlings in my garden will have popped up by this morning or been washed away. We will see.
I hope you all have a lovely day.
Tuesday 04/11 10% / 0 inCloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 58F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night 04/11 10% / 0 inClear. Low 38F. Winds light and variable.