The vet comes today to perform two procedures on two calves. Firstly Aunty Del’s Bobette needs her horns removed and another calf needs to be castrated (this was the calf who only had one testicle dropped last time we tried so we had to wait). I have been putting both these procedures off until it was a little warmer. So we will use local anaesthetics.
We have begun to prepare each of the little pig fields for seeding. This one is very stony so each year I try something new as I recover soil in there. I am considering just sowing oats in here this year – oats do not mind growing in shallow soil. They grow fast. And I am sure the pigs will like them.
It really is time to wean these two calves now the worst of the winter is over. Aunty is so sweet with them and her udder still looks good. But very soon she will go to the other side.
For some obscure reason Tane is racing about with only a little limp these last few days. He is very fast when he gets going.
No sun yesterday. Maybe a little today though.
I hope you have a lovely day. The vet visit is the worst of today then we are back to clearing the manure out of the West Barn. I have two more big pens to do in the Home Barn but they are all done by hand so that is my job. John will do the cow side of the West barn with the tractor. I will do the pig side over there. I wish I was better at scooping using the tractor. But it ends up with me doing all the hand work with the fork and John on the tractor. Actually, I long for one of those little skid steer loaders. They are small and can fit into these little spaces – that would be a helpful machine! Some women long for new shoes and hand bags – I long for a skid steer. Maybe one will turn up one day. It is certainly not in my budget at this point.
In the meantime I am kept fit!
So that is me sorted for a few days yet.
I hope you have a lovely day.
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A mix of clouds and sun. High around 35F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Thursday Night 03/08 0% / 0 in
Mostly clear. Low 21F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Waning Gibbous, 59% visible 12:00 am 10:17 am