There is every chance that the udder Aunty Del is developing is from the attentions of this older calf. She took him over when he first arrived and they have created one of those bovine connections that cows do but I have watched them closely and have not seen any activity that is out of line. He has never suckled on her that I have seen but we know this kind of thing happens.
Very rarely, if a calf sucks enough on a dry cow she will come into milk. But I still don’t think she has – her teats are still very small. It is an interesting mystery. If the vet comes out for anything else I will book an internal but everyone seems healthy for the meantime touch wood.
Little fat piglets.
It rained yesterday and all last night, with wind. So most everyone took to their beds.
I covered Wai’s leaky house as best I could but as soon as the crops are out and he is free to roam again I will make him a bedroom in the barn and he can come and go through the front door. He will not go far. But I really cannot leave him in that funny shack, a good dump of snow will collapse it. Just putting a tarp and particle board on top of it made it wobble.
In the barn, he can have a heat lamp if it gets really cold. I think he would be more comfortable in the barn.
The machines will not be into out fields for a while yet though – we are sodden again.
I wonder what this winter will bring.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Monday 10/23 100% / 0.35 in
Cloudy. Periods of rain this morning. High 57F/13C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Monday Night 10/23 60% / 0.04 in
Rain showers this evening with overcast skies overnight. Low 42F/5C. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
7:13 am 6:00 pm
Waxing Crescent, 12% visible 10:42 am 8:48 pm