After I had dropped the last visitors for this year at the railway station, I arrived home to find Molly in the midst of another breakout. 1-009

So I led her across to the newly repaired field beside Poppy and Sheila and left her in there. She will be annoyed for a few days but it is way past time to wean her from her fat ungrateful children.  I hope she does not escape, I am not sure I have the strength to fix another fence.



You can see in the picture below the setup.  There is still an electric fence between them for a week or so until they are used to each other.


Molly is in the far left of this shot. She will sleep in the calf-hut until they are all put together.  In a couple of weeks, I will pull Poppy out and take her to the boar.

That is about all I can manage for today.  I feel emotionally shot and lack publishable words at the moment.  I am quite ready to go home.

I hope you have a lovely day.

Love celi

WEATHER: Beautiful.  Another great day for hanging out the washing.

Monday 11/27 10% / 0 in
Generally sunny. High 58F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night 11/27 0% / 0 in
Partly cloudy skies. Low 46F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

6:54 am to 4:26 pm

Waxing Gibbous, 64% visible 1:12 pm



35 Comments on “Weaned

  1. Oh Ms Molly – you a naughty Girl!!! You need to let Mama Celi get some rest!! Bet you’re getting the “countdown” fever Celi!! Have a better day!!

  2. Thinking of you. I wondered since there weren’t may posts if things were challenging. I hope the next weeks til you leave go easily.

  3. Keep focused on your travels. Somehow we manage to muddle through the challenges, but it helps to have good weather and agreeable critters to get by on. Naps help, if you can slip one in every so often! Yesterday I took the buggy out and promptly dozed off while sitting in a sunny spot along the slough. I did not manage any wildlife photos, but that power nap did me a world of good!

  4. Yes, emotional happenings can definitely wear us right out! I have been listening to a free’Yoga Off the Mat Summit” hosted by Urska Umek, which has been very helpful to me. There are daily interviews including short wonderful meditations. The summit is for ‘cultivating peace of mind, tapping into inner stillness and cultivating joy and gratitude in any circumstance.’ I have tried to copy the link here, but have not been able make it work. I’ll try emailing it. So excited about your trip home! It will be wonderful!!! xo

  5. Celi, I have been worrying about you & your family & Farmy beasts & hoping there is not a crisis coming. (I have been in a such a dreadful place myself.) I hope you can avert it with your pending trip to your beloved native home & blood relations, that it will be the balm your spirit seems to desperately need. We, your faithful readers, love you from afar & send our very best wishes & thoughts to you & all of those who surround, need, yet drain you right now. May the cold winter winds & the New Year bring Help, healing, renewal & sustaining love to you & all who care for & need you. (Now I must head over for another “Pig Art” apron on this cyber Monday!)

  6. I couldn’t say it any better than jmcheney! We all love you and wish you the rekindling of your indomitable spirit

  7. Bugger. We do what we do how we do it, and it’s fine. But adding just one more thing can tip it. Personally, I’ve had a great but busy year, and when my Horticulture course finshes this week I will be glad to have a couple of months break with one less thing on my agenda. Even though it usually seems to get crazier leading up to it, a break awaits you also. Take care ♡

  8. Yep agree with the others, try to focus on your trip, something to look forward to.

  9. Tough times. I have heard they can make us wiser, even though it doesnt seem so at the time. Dont think I have got there yet (the wisdom place), so am relying on others’ words about that. Hope you can too.

  10. NZ is warming up nicely…should be perfect by the time you get here x

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