TonTon races to watch whichever animal I am pointing the camera at. He is not waiting for instructions like Boo does though. Ton’s job is to find them and then watch them. This is his self appointed job. The animals are so used to him flitting in fast and close that they pay him no mind at all.
Without me cosciously realising it, he moves so fast; he is in about all my shots yesterday. You can see Lady looking behind me in this shot – she is looking at Boo. The animals pay all their attention to BooBoo. His job is to move them and they definitely move when they get him behind them.
Lady Astors milk has come clean again though her udder is still a strange shape – I think there is swelling there. And it is definitely longer. She has ligament trouble. There is a possibility that she stood on it. It is incidents like this that mark the end of a milking cows career. She is in danger of standing on it for the rest of her life now.
The little hereford is called Stupid. I know we named her Roxy at the beginning but she really is the most stupid animal. Always standing looking the other way when the little herd is being moved. She is never quite sure what is going on.
I know I have to sell Txiki and Alex (not shown) but I am dragging on it as i really like little Txiki. However – there have been words about me carrying too many unproductive animals and not generating enough income to sustain them, so today I will photograph them and put them on one of FaceBook farm pages for Dexters. Such a shame the bull was no good and this line of breeding has failed.
Boo will have to be cleaned with Skunk Off this morning after chores.
Poor BooBoo finally got caught by a skunk. We went out to lock up the chickens last night and he always races into the chook house first to check for minks. There were no minks but there was a very pretty and very fast skunk just behind the door.
Boo got sprayed right in the face while Ton and I high tailed it out of there.
So poor Boo had to spend the night on the chain in the barn. It was late and dark and I was worn out and he was absolutely not going to come into the house smelling like that. He slept in his milking corner in his big mattress of loose straw very quietly all night. Today I will clean him up. I use SKUNK OFF. And never let my supply run out. It is best sprayed on the animal after the spray has dried, otherwise the spray will just spread it. Then once the SKUNK OFF spray is dried he will be bathed and shampooed using the skunk off shampoo. Though Dawn will work just as well for the shampooing at that point.
Over the years I have cycled through every one of the Tried and True, Never Fail home remedies I see people advertise but nothing gets that smell off better than Skunk Off.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: We have a whole run of perfect days ahead.
Friday 09/08 0% / 0 in
A mix of clouds and sun. High near 75F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night 09/08 10% / 0 in
Mostly clear. Low 51F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
6:26 am 7:13 pm
Waning Gibbous, 94% visible 8:52 pm 8:48 am
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