Yesterday was hot again. Summer hat and sunscreen hot. But today is promising a cool, cloudy slow drift down from the Gypsy Summer heat and freedom for the new Brown Bobby. Our autumn rains should come along soon but for the meantime we have those clear warm dry skies of an early autumn. But cooler.
The weather was too good to keep the adopted brown bobby inside so I let him out into the field with the others. If you did not know already I call all the calves bound for the beef herd Bobby.
Up to now he has been in a pen next to Lady, acclimating and talking to the others through the fence but the weather is so beautiful that it seemed cruel to keep him from the pleasure of lolling about under the trees with the others, so out he went.
Alex does nothing BUT loll about under the trees.
Twice when I did not have my camera I came across Inky and Brown Bobby sleeping together in the shade under the trees. Maybe they will be joined by another little calf soon – who knows. I never count my chickens before they are hatched.
Lady is right through the fence, under the same trees but still up on the concrete pad. She has two small fields at her disposal but neither are particularly rich and she eats mainly dry grass hay. This is working for her belly (we have had three scary episodes of bloat in the last few weeks) so I am staying with this regime until further notice. At milking time she is working her way through the last of the eggplants, bell peppers and over ripe tomatoes. She loves them all especially when chopped up and served on her milking platter. I pick buckets of them for her and the pigs every day.
We are getting into pear season now, too. The pigs are enjoying those. Black Walnuts next. They eat well, my pigs!
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: A high expected in the perfect seventies. Lovely.
Wednesday 09/27 0% / 0 in
Cloudy skies this morning will become partly cloudy this afternoon. Cooler. High near 75F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night 09/27 10% / 0 in
Partly cloudy skies. Low 46F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
6:45 am 6:41 pm
Waxing Crescent, 44% visible 1:42 pm 11:38 pm