Lady Astor cried all last night and all the night before.
Suddenly she wants her baby back at night. I lock him into the barn for the night then milk her in the morning.
I don’t think giving him back every morning helps. He will shortly have to be weaned to the West side and gone for good. I hate weaning time but there you are – has to be done. He is a good wee calf but lazy – preferring to drink from his mother rather than eat the good grass. Time for him to stand on his own two feet.
When I have Lasy Astor the milk cow all to myself then we begin to get lots of lovely heavy cream on the milk. Biologically I don’t see how she can do this but she definitely holds the cream back for Black Bobby.
WaiWai is all cleaned up and back on the move, we even managed to get that last heavy lump of dead fat and skin off him. He had a terrible day yesterday but I am feeling confident that I got all the disgusting maggots – there were not that many – I was just being extra careful. I am fairly sure I caught it in time. Though his limp has returned. Too much lying about these last few days. I will have to get the broom back out.
But in the interim he is back to two sessions with the cleaning and creaming until everything is closed up again.
Yesterday was a very busy day, the weekends always are. And all I do are the chores and lots of puddling about. Couple of lost and found pigs, a few maggots, a noisy cow. No problem.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Sunday 08/20 10% / 0 inGenerally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 88F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday Night 08/20 20% / 0 inMostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 68F. Winds light and variable.