Yesterday surged past with mowing and weed-eating and shifting the cow and calf and throwing up the last one hundred and thirty bales of hay and chores. Then more chores and more mowing and more milking.
A very short and delightful little friend of mine asked to call the new calf INKY. And so it shall be. Names being easy to bestow. And this one will not be difficult to live with. It suits her. Little shadow of a thing. She looks like a dark heron. So delicate and leggy.
Aunty Del was desperate to get a look.
We managed to bring Aunty Anna and her calf back to the home fields. I carried the baby into the stock trailer with her mother following close behind. Then to her horror I locked the baby into the first compartment so she was not stepped on during the short trip. She is very light little Inky, weighing way less than a bag of feed.
Once we got to the house I carried the baby like a sack of wriggling potatoes into the barn and then when she was settled I let her mother back out of the stick trailer and they were reunited. Aunty was furious – snorting and pounding about like a bull until she saw her baby through the barn door then immediately was all love and kisses.
They will stay in the shady corner of the barn until after the milking today then once I have led Miss Nosy and her lot off to Daisys field, the mother and daughter can come out into the side field by the barn for sun and pasture. After a while Aunty Anna will introduce her baby to the others through the fence then I will put them all together. But we don’t want Inky underfoot in a tussle. So I will take my time.
Little Inky is a wild sprite and will not be impressed with fences she can not run under.
We have sent a request to the wordpress engineers about the odd coding appearing in some comments yesterday (among other things). Hopefully many of you comment today so we can trial it again. (Could you mention if you are using a phone or tablet or on your computer – this may make a difference and help them with their prognosis – more information is always better I think). There are always wee glitches when one begins something new. We at the farmy just say “hmm, excellent”, and proceed to find the answer. I love a good mystery. Especially one as small and un-life threatening as this.
It is Sunday, the day of no rest and the sun will rise in fifteen minutes. Time to get moving.
I hope you have a lovely day
WEATHER: Sun then maybe a little rain. But all the hay is stacked away in the barn so I am sure it will not rain.
Sunday 09/17 40% / 0.03 in
Cloudy skies during the morning hours followed by scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 82F/27C. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday Night 09/17 20% / 0 in
Mainly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 61F/16C. Winds light and variable.
6:35 am 6:58 pm
Waning Crescent, 6% visible 3:36 am 5:45 pm