If I were a betting man, the vet said, putting his head to one side then to the other studying Lady Astors belly and crinkly udder – I would say she was not pregnant. She is wide enough, he said, but that udder should be moving by now. He had an emergency to get to though and I was not going to ask him to put a sleeve on and check her. I think she is empty too.
So, there you are – no ice cream this year. I can’t say I am disappointed. I need the summer off.
Roxxane had her horns burned off yesterday. The Vet gave her a sedative and also a local around each horn. She did not feel a thing and stood perfectly for the whole procedure. After she was released from the stanchion she lay right down where she was and went straight to sleep. Later The Cadet gave her coat a good brushing and sent her back into the field.
The piglets are now big enough to try and catch a drink as their mother walks past. Cheeky monkeys.
Sheila and mud – no discussion necessary.
Hard to imagine that these plonkers were ever small.
The wind has changed to the North and it is a bit cooler. Good weather for planting though. Yesterday blew a gale and we worked in the barn instead of the gardens. The wind made most things just impossible.
Today should be better. A little less breezy anyway. Friday TyDay. Everything gets put in its proper place today. Tasks completed. After the planting we will have a good tidy up. The feed shed will be sorted. The old lists finished the new lists made. The lawns mowed, the edges trimmed. The paper rubbish burned the plastic rubbish in bags to recycle. The young people are going to the supermarket for me and I will take the trash into town and fill all the water bottles for next week then buy next weeks feed.
By this evening everything will be ship shape and ready for me to take over for the weekend by myself while the volunteers have their days off.
I hope you have a lovely day.
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Partly to mostly cloudy. High 56F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.