Only that Lady Astor and the cats and I were listening to Handel when I was waiting for her to get over herself and come in for the milking yesterday evening. TonTon was there but he was not listening. He is a reggae fella – not so much into classical.
Lady Astor always waits to the absolute last minute. After the brushing, the toilet ceremony, the scratching of the chin, the sweet talking.
So we waited. Listening to Handel.
LuLu, TonTon and me. Waiting on the cow. You can’t hurry a cow you know. Not this one anyway.
When she does deign to grace us with her presence she milks nicely and her production is not too enormous. Her Bobby Blue and I are sharing nicely.
Poppy and her piglet are both doing OK but I will be weaning this weekend. This litter is rugged. Fat and wild. Brawlers. Once weaned, I will bring the limpy one inside and see how she does. She will not win any fights for food with that lot. Already she is noticeably smaller. However she is still lined up with the rest, drinking as fast as she can from her mother so it is better for her all round to get the third week of perfect nutrition under her belt.
The last three of the older plonkers are now sold and leave the farm today so the back fields will be cleaned up, top sown and gotton ready for the 16/17 piglets I have going now. They will be kept in the barn for a while yet though – still too small for the big bad world.
And I hope Jake opens that restaurant soon!!
And I hope you have a lovely day.
Weather Forecast: More rain again!
Wednesday 05/24 60% / 0.1 in
Cloudy with showers. High around 65F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Wednesday Night 05/24 20% / 0 in
Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 53F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.