Where has this week gone?
Look who was on my porch yesterday.
Actually this is what I saw through the glass of the doors.
But this angle is much prettier. She is so fat. She will thin down over the winter I hope. It is all the good alfalfa in the hay field.
Wai still circles Tima and Tane. He went into a fury when they came into his bedroom. I am not sure my plan for them to become a team and keep each other warm in the winter is going to work.
Alex has quite a bit of milk this time. If she were a milking cow I think I would get more than a little milk from her but I am over milking.
A very special little girl in our family has named the calf Rainbow. I think calf naming is totally out of my hands now. So sweet.
Lady Astor is much healthier living up by the barn on her dry diet. I have good hay so it is not too much of an hardship for either of us. Though I hate giving out hay, I am afraid to let her back out into the green fields while the legumes are still growing. That last battle with the bloat was a rough one. I don’t want to risk a repeat. She is milking 35 pounds of milk (about 16 liters) once a day, in the morning. It is very creamy milk too. She still has lots of kale and eggplant and the last of the tomatoes from the garden at milking time. No grain at all.
I took down one of the little fences in the yards so Alex could take her baby into the barn through the side door – that pigs have been using – still separate from Lady but out of the Northerly night wind. Rainbow is a sturdy wee thing but her back legs are still straightening out – she has an unusual gait so I am watching her. Though small she is a big calf for such a little mother. They still chose to sleep outside the door last time I checked them.
Time for me to get moving.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Saturday 09/30 10% / 0 in
A mainly sunny sky. High 71F/21C. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night 09/30 10% / 0 in
Partly cloudy. Low 44F/6C. Winds light and variable.
6:48 am 6:36 pm
Waxing Gibbous, 77% visible 3:57 pm 1:20 am
Newsletter. Newsletter Number Three will be coming out on the morning of the full moon (the 6th of Oct I think) I am working in Zazzle today getting all the cards and postcards made from this months favourite images. Do YOU have any favs you would like to see on a card? I am creating a winter clothing line for myself to wear. Leggings, hoodie and long sleeved T’s, etc. (My winter clothes are so thin – it is time to think about farm clothes for this coming winter – I have worn all my hand-me-downs quite out).
October is the month to begin to compile the calendar in Zazzle. It needs to be ready for Christmas presents!