We all melted in the heat yesterday but Leia managed to give birth easily to a wee Bobby calf before breakfast. She kept him under the tree for the day and has not brought him into the barn again. At this point I have to trust the mothers. There is no way I can get close enough to these babies to bring them up. The mothers are very protective, and aggressive with it. I just keep reminding myself that Aunty Anna hid Inky in the corn field for days last year before I realized she had even had a calf and all was well.
This new little bull calf is very sprightly – a strong tiny calf.
In a few days (once both the babies have found the creep room) I will let Aunty Anna and Tia in with Laia and Luna, then open all the gates, Luna and Laia need to get at that good pasture. And Aunty Del will help calm them down with her gentle disposition. These two cows are used to a big herd. Being cordoned off is part of their problem.
Today is Anna’s last day. She has been a wonderful help. And stunning company.
I have SIX sleeps until I leave for Greece.
This temperature gauge has been up on the Wendy House wall for years and though the mercury still rises and falls I am not sure it is accurate. The phone told me we were 97 yesterday but it felt like 100.
We drunk gallons of water to accompany our wine at lunch! Later in the day when I started the watering, I found the ducks playing in the sprinkler.
By this morning I had 96 views on this Instagram video. I wish this one would go viral so hundreds of people would get a smile – it is such a happy video. So cool and fresh and innocent. Maybe not Memorial Day fare though. Having a day to remember the dead of miserable wars is essential to history and to the memory of those who died so tragically but not a happy day.
Another busy day ahead for us. I am hoping John will help me put up an electric fence and do some maintenance on the old fences today before it gets too hot. I need things to be secure before I leave in SIX sleeps.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: HOT HOT HOT
Monday 10% Precip. / 0 in
Sunny. Near record high temperatures. High 96F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night 10% Precip. / 0 in
Clear to partly cloudy. Low 69F. Winds light and variable.