Calves are often hard to find – but they are never lost.
At least we have never lost one. But they for a black calf this one hides in that long grass with studied proficiency. It is all about stillness. They can keep everything but their ears very still.
Lucy the calf who suffered the severe heat stress is often to be found sleeping elsewhere. The herd moves on while she sleeps.
I grubbed half of the thistles in this field yesterday and if the rain holds off another few hours I will grub out the other half. The cows will do the clean up then they will be locked out of this field so it can recover and grow for a month.
Last night we had a lot of rain and thunder and lightening. At least an inch I think. The fields will be growing fast again. It does not take long here. This much abused land used to be swamp land so once it recovers its balance it shows amazing fertility and growth.
Well, I missed my chance. The rain has come back already. 6am. My coffee cup is drained and cold. There are no patterns in the sky morning. We are under dense, thick, mist filled rain clouds and it is very warm. The rain is heavy now. The growth will be phenomenal.
The ducks will be happy. No cowering in the sheds for them. They love the rain.
Today, Valerie and I will work on tidying the barns. Then into the glass house to sow seeds for late summer plants. Maybe we will bake in preparation for the weekend visitors. Rainy day jobs. We can do our Friday Tidy Day on Thursday though Thursday Tidy does not have the same ring.
I hope you find loveliness today. Our loveliness is coming down in torrents.
Thursday 100% Precip. / 1.1 in
Thunderstorms likely. High near 75F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.
Thursday Night 90% Precip. / 0.46 in
Thunderstorms. Low 63F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.