Fencing (and not the fun kind)

Today we are going to begin fencing in one of the wet hay fields so I can put the cows out there.  The ground out there is seldom totally dry.

We have a few days of seriously hard labour ahead of us.  Fencing then hay. I don’t mind – I need to build up some muscle in my arms.

Bobby Blue is a wild child. But has at last woken up enough to follow his mother in when she comes up to the barn. Though he runs four times the distance as his mother and I as we walk slowly through the fields and he runs around and around us – confounding the dogs.

He is seldom still. Though drinking well. Plus lady is milking for me really well too, the swelling in her udder is going down fast. I am pleased.

Alex. I have Possibly Alex written in the diary for June 02. We will see though.

Sheila is on one of the corner fields now. A lovely cool field for the summer as long as she does not dig up her trees.

Below is a random photograph Camera House took when I was working on it yesterday afternoon. I love these triangles but they are not only for show, I use them to hold the windows open.

If I can get a hold of the hay man I want to cut hay today. We have a week of dry weather ahead of us so let’s hope that works out.

I hope you have a lovely day.

Love celi


Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 85F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night 05/15 20% / 0 in
Partly cloudy skies during the evening will give way to cloudy skies overnight. A stray thunderstorm is possible. Low 64F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

19 Comments on “Fencing (and not the fun kind)

  1. Good luck with the projects! We’re looking toward a pretty rainy week — wouldn’t be any good for haying, but of course the grass is only a few inches long at this point! Do the pigs and cows not mind changing location so much? I’m guessing not, or you wouldn’t shift them around, but I’m so used to my chickens, who prefer to know where home is. But maybe the change of scenery is refreshing when you have a slightly bigger brain than a chicken!

  2. Hi Celi! I haven’t posted lately as I am traveling in Brazil 🇧🇷 for 3 weeks! It’s wonderful to get away! 😊 So great that you’ll have dry weather to hay! xoxo

  3. That little calf doesn’t have a spot of white on him anywhere, that I can see! Sharpening my pencil to start counting hay bales. Laura

  4. Isn’t that the way it always is? Nice dry weather and you have to ruin it with hard work. I’m happy you are getting a whole week of dry weather though. Have a wonderfilled day.

  5. I wish I lived closer, I’d be up to some good old fashioned manual labour. Good luck with the fences.

  6. Bobby Blue is a beautiful calf, those liquid black eyes with long lashes….he will be mostly a blur, I guess, just like the old road runner and Wyle E. Coyote cartoons…beep beep!

  7. Oh my, just look at that beautiful calf… Busy Bobby Blue, yesssss, jmcheney! I had a border collie that would put on four times more ground coverage on a hike than I would, and still be ready to go all over again once we were back home. The sweetest dog that ever lived, but I know what you mean. Have you got warmer than normal temperatures for May? It just seems that 85 is too warm but I’m not so familiar with what’s normal for your area. Forecasted to be 26c (79f) here on Wednesday, which I think is a little warmer than normal but it’s on the way up too. Hope the rain holds off for you. Have a great day! ~ Mame 🙂

  8. We will probably be cutting hay in two weeks…the alfalfa is starting to bud! HAY season has begun!

  9. Yes well, can see all of us not wanting Bobby Blue of the incredible lashes to leave the farmy either . . . . well, BB is almost a name 🙂 !! And Alex . . . any day he can stay will be a good day methinks . . . . happy fencing and ‘haying’ whilst the going is good . . .

  10. Incredible that you will be haying. We just have new leaves on the trees and lots of buds left to open. It would be wonderful to have all that pent up energy of the Bobby. Good luck with the fencing and Possibly Alex June 2.

  11. it’s not even summer here- and you are already cutting hay! Wow! And Bobby Blue is quite the cutie! Have a super day!

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