She spent quite a bit of time leaning over the fence watching Wai the litte rescue potbelly waddle about the yards eating weeds in the late evening light. That string holding the fence together looks like a bow under her chin doesn’t it! But it is not. Never fear.
So, now, all the cows and heifers and steers are together here at the Home Farm. The workers and I wil pack the truck with all our tools and go to the West side this week, turn off the fences and do all the necessary weedeating and maintenance on the fences and gates over there, clean out the barn, load up the 100 bales I will buy on Friday and in a couple of weeks I will shift a late summer mob over there.
I know the plan is to sell at least four beasties due to the hay situation and the failed bull situation and according to the longterm plan (my farm cannot sustain too many big animals – over stocking for profit is not sustainable) but I am dragging my feet. I just LIKE watching them moving about the fields.
Usually it is quite hot by now, and the feed here is finished and I send a little herd over to the West Side to loaf about under the trees and eat the long grass. But this year with all the rain and cool growing weather, I am not in such a hurry and carrying a few more animals than usual. And I like having all the cows home and all together.
I will get them listed for sale soon.
The two peahens Geraldine and Violet were collected by their new owners yesterday. Three little girls and their parents. A big peacock wandered into their section over a year ago and they wanted hens to give him some company. Their Dad built a special peahen house so they can hang out for a while and get used to their environment and home themselves to the shed, before being set free into the big trees there.
I still have Mr Flowers and Pania. Both of whom are free here. The two of them are a bit naughty in the garden but the damage is literally halved now.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Tuesday 08/08 10% / 0 inPlentiful sunshine. High around 80F. Winds light and variable.