INKY really is the most beautiful calf. She is just so beefy. Lovely straight back, nice legs and a very sweet temperament to boot.
She is still drinking from her own mother Aunty Anna AND Alex (Rainbow’s mother). Alex and her calf are sold and leave on the 10th of December so this state of affairs will not last much longer. But all that milk is making for a very strong calf.
Actually, Aunty Anna, her mother, is sold too but I will keep Inky. She and Txiki (who i have decided to keep) will be the two beef heifers next summer – I will breed them to a mini angus. They are the beginnings of my mini beef herd. Look at Inky – she still does that ‘ che’ bro’ thing. The slight lift of her face in salute. The kids I used to teach at home do this. The less your face moves the tougher you are. A twitch of greeting is deeply gratifying. It means you are ‘in’.
The weather is holding this above average warmth pattern. It was a glorious day yesterday. All the windows were open. Clothes on the line and pigs basking in the sunshine. We have a few more days of warmth ahead of us too. I am going to get the winter blankets out on the line today.
By 4.30pm it is almost dark. Chores need to be started early in the afternoon or I am left working in the dark.
I hope you have a lovely day.
PS On the weekend I spoke to a little boy, who I will be visiting in New Zealand on the 18th of December and he solemnly announced that he would see me in four Mondays, holding up his four fingers. And now there are three Mondays left. Three fingers!
WEATHER: Still unusually warm for this time of year. Some midwest areas are as much as 30 degrees above average.